STOP AND THINK – I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man. (Dwight L. Moody, 19th century American evangelist)

Let’s be honest. We often want to blame others for our troubles. It wasn’t our fault that someone mistreated us or said something nasty about us. In fact, of course, we are sometimes treated poorly by other people. But, in reality, most of us would have to agree with Moody; we are sometimes our worst enemy. We need to be careful about our own thoughts and acts.

Train yourself to be godly. … Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers. (1 Timothy 4:7, 16)