Not being able to govern events, I govern myself. (Michel de Montaigne, 16th century French philosopher)

How often do we wish we could change things around us? We might say, “If only…,” and we are frustrated that we aren’t in control. Perhaps we should consider Montaigne’s idea. If we could successfully manage ourselves, maybe the example of our own self-control could be an incentive for others—even those who are in charge—to exercise wisdom and care.

So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control (1 Peter 1:13).