James 1:19-20 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.
Realising who or what is in control of our lives is an important part of the recovery process. James advises us to be “quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to get angry.” for many of us control of our lives in the past has been dominated by our emotions. We know in our own strength, left to our own will and desires we cannot control our feelings. That is why we need to ‘turn our wills and lives over to the care of God.’
Even when we feel out of control He can help us maintain composure. He can give us what we need to ‘think, think, think’ and listen before we make bad choices or take the wrong action.