My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, James 1:19 NIV
Once you have been born again and accepted Christ as your savior, there is more to Christian life. James says we should be quick to listen (read) God’s Word so that it is hidden in our hearts. Think before we speak so that the words coming from our mouths will bring honor and glory to our Savior. When we have God’s Word in our hearts, we will have more self-control. Things that used to push our buttons tend not to be so intense anymore. I think anger is one of the hardest things to overcome. Especially when you try to do it yourself. I definitely need help keeping my words from lashing out to others. God is still working on me.