We’ve been dubbed ‘the microwave generation’ for good reason—we charge through life like we’re on fire! But God has His own timetable and it can’t be rushed. So when He puts you on hold: Watch your words. Like a small rudder on a big ship, what you say determines your direction and helps stop the wrong thoughts from infiltrating your mind. Ask God to help you control your emotions. Paul says, ‘Be glad for all God is planning…Be patient in trouble…and prayerful always.’ Complaining magnifies the problem. Prayer turns negative energy into a powerful force for good. Overcome evil with good’ (Romans 12:21 NIV). Be courteous, and maintain your dignity when you’re under pressure (Romans 12:10).