A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention. PROVERBS 15:18, ESV
Our trek through Costa Rica led us to the north-central part of the country on a mountain road filled with huge potholes. Driving this rarely visited road through the rain forest brought us face with amazing mountain ranges, old trees, birds and countless coatis-little curious mammals similar to lemurs that scurried around the road as the occasional car went by.
The long drive eventually led us to an overlook of our destination, Arenal Volcano. There are many volcanoes on our planet, but this one is unique.
First, it’s a perfectly conical-shaped volcano, with steep sides and a point on the top. Second, it’s a very active volcano. During the day can see puffs of billowing smoke coming from the top of the volcano, and every once in a while, we could hear a low rumble. That evening, we went to a restaurant to eat, and there was an outside terrace that provided an amazing view of the volcano. As the sun began to set, we finally discovered what the low rumbling sounds were. In the dark, we could now see bright, glowing volcanic rock spewing out the volcano’s peak. These huge chunks of lava tumbled down the mountain and created the low rumble.
It made me think that some people are often like volcanoes because they are hot-tempered and blow up all the time. Whenever you see them, a low rumble of complaints and negativity seems to follow. Wherever they go, they seem to stir people up and create conflict. GOD gives us the power to overcome bad habits.
Satan wants you to think you can’t, but GOD can help you if you ask Him to be part of every moment of your life. Ask God today to help you remove your bad habits and replace them with good ones!