STOP AND THINK – People and things do not upset us; rather we upset ourselves by believing that they can upset us. (Inspiration Line)

We often blame others when we are upset, don’t we? What someone does or says can cause us to become angry or depressed, or at least that’s the way we often think about it. But in reality, seldom do outside influences or events affect us that greatly. It’s just that we allow those things to bother us. We must take charge of our attitudes and control our reactions.

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control. (2 Peter 1:5-6)