When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power is. (Author unknown)

Have you ever blamed your mistakes on circumstances or other people when the problem was that you made a wrong choice? Here we are challenged to exercise control over how we respond to life’s difficulties, no matter who is to blame. You can’t control others or circumstances, but you can control your response and your attitude.

Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control. Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city. (Proverbs 25:28; 17:32)