Having a good temper is very important to having a good life. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like hanging around people with bad tempers. They get upset at everything you do and throw a fit when you beat them at something. Even if they have something happen to them, they kind of freak out at you. It is important not to have a bad temper, because your life won’t be happy without patience. The Bible can back me up on this.
Proverbs 14:7 says “A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who devises evil schemes is hated.” The first part of this verse means that a quick-tempered person reacts instead of thinking first. The second part describes a person who puts a lot of thought into doing something wrong. Some examples of that would be: Throwing your phone across the room because you didn’t catch a Pikachu. Possibly quitting your job on the spur of a moment because you are mad with your boss. Or even punching your friend because they accidentally knocked a goldfish cracker out of your hand and it fell into the Grand Canyon. Trust me, you probably do not want to lose, break, or hurt someone or something because you have a bad temper.
Proverbs 14:29 says “Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.” This means that a quick-tempered person is more likely to get into bad situations than somebody that is patient. Some examples of that would be: Freaking out because you didn’t win at musical chairs, while somebody who didn’t get a seat, either, is keeping calm. Everybody looks at the bad-tempered kid and sees that he is reacting badly. Another example would be if a kid had some homework and didn’t finish it because he was angry at his teacher. When it was time to hand it in, he would be embarrassed because he didn’t finish it.
Proverbs 15:18 says “A hot tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.” This means that a person with a temper starts arguments, while people who are patient, stop them. One example of this would be if a quick-tempered person was fist fighting over a toy truck that his friend accidentally broke, and then another friend comes in and patiently sorts out the argument. That would just make the patient friend look like a hero while the quick-tempered friend looks weird.
After hearing what I had to say, I challenge you to think about if you have a temper. Temper can be anything from freaking out at your parents because they asked you to do a job, throwing a fit after your friend beats you at a hotdog eating contest, or even not doing your best on your homework because you are mad at that teacher. Try to improve your temper by: counting to 10, breathing deeply and slowly, and praying to God to help you out with your problem.
I hope this has helped you understand more about temper and I hope you take my challenge. Maybe, because you have less of a temper, you will make friends easier.