When tensions are running high and the hearts of those you love and serve are hurting - it is so easy for anyone to be misunderstood. Like in any marriage or long-lasting relationship when the circumstances of the week have gotten the best of any supporting cast within your inner circle someone in the relationship has to wear the cap, land the plane, and turn off the fire.
The Lord teaches us that it is best to be sober-minded in all circumstances so that we may respond appropriately to any matter. If you and I allow the arrows of life or even the darts of strife to strike the bullseye of your heart you, and I will slowly be in danger of losing our spiritual lifeline, our integrity, and even our faithful witness.
Avoid the hothead, the heavy heart, and the blunt hand, and stay sober. Everything is possible when you and I can see, and think clearly!
1 Peter 5:6-9
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.