My stovetop has a ring on it that I can’t scrub off. I’ve tried everything, but. . . there it is every time I walk by.
A yuk ring that says, “Remember that time when. . .”
I had put a pile of fresh green beans in a pot and walked away and forgot about them. The smell greeted me when I walked back in the door.
The gross mess on the stove was baked in and the pan was ruined.
Sometimes we react just like that boiling over mess. We forget that our words matter. We forget that when we don’t let our emotions simmer for a moment or two (or a day) before working through a problem, that we just might make it worse.
Letting our words or emotions or feelings simmer just might produce something good, instead of a mess that we just can’t seem to clean up without help.
Do you need a resource to help you simmer, rather than boil over? Proverbs 31 Ministries offers a daily devotional, “Encouragement for Today”, and today’s is perfect! Lysa TerKeurst shares why coming “unglued” isn’t all bad, but what to do when you feel like you’re about to come ungled. Read her devo today!