It's been a little more than a week into the "new" year. I did set some
Another "goal" for this year is not only to be more mindful of what I put in my mouth, but I really want to be more mindful of what comes out of my mouth! This may be a
I am struggling right now with an issue of deciding what exactly should be said and what is better left unsaid. Sometimes, in a relationship, there are things, ideas, attitudes, that can hinder the "bond" you feel with someone else. I am a person who always tries to look at someone's INTENTIONS. But, sometimes, even the best of intentions can hurt the heart and injure the spirit. So, do I open the proverbial "can of worms" and delve into the possibility of hurting someone I care about with my well-intentioned words? How can I be certain that my motivations are pure and not self-righteous? I have learned that if I open my mouth BEFORE I pray about it and think it through, then I am just asking for a poor outcome and a broken heart. So, do I "build a bridge and get over it", even if it is at the risk of "building a bridge and getting away from it"? Yes, this is a difficult one for me. It is a raw, tender spot in my soul. My instinct is driving me to
I'm not sure how my lips are going to serve me in this case. Will I hold it all in or will I succumb to the desire to rid myself of my perceptions and interpretations? Will there be healing in my heart without ever having to say a word or will God give me the words to mend the relationship? All I do know, is that I want this to end with me one step closer to my goal of being a better me, one step closer to God.
"Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time!" Proverbs 15:23
"A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered." Proverbs 17:27
"My dear brothers and sisters, be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry." James 1:19
"A good person produces good deeds from a good heart, and an evil person produces evil deeds from an evil heart. Whatever is in your heart determines what you say." Luke 6:45