Have you ever said something, and once the words left your lips, you could see the pain they caused? You may have been deliberately trying to hurt that person or just trying to speak your side of the situation. I’ve done this more times than I care to admit, and in the end, ho matter what the reasons were, I always wish I could take those words back.
Whether we like it or not, our words can either build someone up or cut them like a knife. The difference? – choosing to pause before we speak. When we align our lives with God’s Word, always listening to the Holy Spirit, we will live less and less without reaction and more and more with restraint.
Dear Lord, set a guard over our mouths and keep watch over the door of our lips. Let this be our prayer today! Amen