The term “Flying off the handle” refers to a loose fitting axe head being unexpectedly separated from the handle of the axe and flying randomly in the air and potentially causing injury or damage. The term is used when someone loses their temper or gets angry quickly. Patience is a sign of maturity. When we are patient, we are showing self-control over our current situation. When we show self-control and maturity, and thus patience, we benefit from avoiding the negative emotions or consequences that come from speaking too soon or acting too quickly (ie – being an axe head that flies off and causes damage).
Lord, please give me wisdom, maturity and patience that will help me from causing damage to myself and to others around me.