When people issue inflaming statements or do annoying things to you, Be slow to anger. (James 1:19) Do not let them provoke you until you loose your temper.
If you feel the fire of ire rising within you, begin counting to forty silently while taking deep breaths between each number so that you can cool the burning embers before they burst into uncontrollable flames.
If you can, walk away from the situation. But if you are stuck with them like Moses was stuck with the Israelites in the wilderness for forty years, just take slow, deep breaths as you count silently to forty and remind yourself that A person who is slow to anger is better than one who is mighty (Proverbs 16:32)
Other Scriptures that you can meditate on to cool your temper and detach yourself mentally and emotionally from the burning issue before it burns you are:
1. Do not be angry and turn away from rage. (Psalm 37:8)
2. Man’s anger does not bring about the righteousness that God desires. (James 1:20)
Do your best to control yourself because Whoever does not control his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls. (Proverbs 25:28) This means that a person without self control is like a city which is defenseless before its enemies. This is because a person who does not control himself, can be controlled by his enemies who can do things to him to make him do what they want him to do.
For example, if they want him to say incriminating words or commit assault, they can annoy him so that he looses control of his temper and insults as well as assaults someone and they will have succeeding in controlling his words and his actions.
Therefore, do your best to control your temper so that you are not defenseless before your enemies.
To learn more read Christian Anger Management