Proverbs 24:11 says “A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back.” I love the wisdom in this verse. It tells us a lot a lot about how we should strive to act and carry ourselves.

I will be the first to admit that it is easy to react emotionally and based on feelings in tricky situations. When we are having a confrontation or are on bad terms with a friend, it can be easy to vent our feelings. Those words could cause hurt, and once you say something you can’t take it back. That’s why this verse says that a wise person holds their feelings back. Words hurt, and they can ruin relationships. Take some time to cool off and step back to look at the situation. Don’t act on impulse.

I know it is hard not to react in the moment, but holding those feelings back will be the best choice in the long run! It will save you, and others, a lot of hurt feelings and misunderstanding.

XOXO, Chels