On this day, I’m grateful for many things, especially the wisdom God never hesitates to share with me when He knows I need it.

I work in a food service job, and in less than 12 hours from now, I’ll have the pleasure of having to work on Black Friday for the first time ever. I’ve already dreaded having to potentially deal with angry, agitated customers who’ve spent their morning chasing after deals and unwilling to treat us with common decency. I told God irritably last night that I already feel ready to snap back at any customer who actually treats me like that, and that I’d have no qualms yelling if they yell at me first.

Once again, God stepped in to remind me that a good temper is immensely valuable. Lo and behold, this was the passage my daily Bible app gave me:

“Do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21)

As He knows, they really aren’t worth it, especially when I could easily face losing my job as a consequence. The last thing I need to do on a stressful day like tomorrow is stress myself out with my own impatience. I’ve done that too many times to count as it is.

Yet another perfectly timed reminder from God to watch what I say. He definitely knew I needed it.