Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Proverbs 29:20: “Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”

How often I wish I hadn’t said that! I am flawed. I should not be surprised to realize it. I’ve done some bone-head stunts and knew it right afterwards, but it doesn’t seem to be enough to stop me doing it again.  I have a friend who also speaks before thinking “Hush”, too. I owe him an apology for being critical of his outbursts, so I will do so this morning at breakfast. I promise to use my mouth as necessary at meal-time and with discretion, keep all those ‘quips’ to myself. I will also consider others who I may have ‘teased’ and left some hurt.  So, today, I make amends.  GOD expects it and I’ve made it a practice to do HIS WILL, most of the time. HE has gently reminded me just now through this verse from Proverbs. I pray for Wisdom and Discernment and not go right out and ignore the warning of abuse.  I must use whatever common sense GOD has provided.

Today is the first day of “Hush-up” for me. It will be quite a change and if I am successful, I will be sweet and not leave pain. Preserve in me a clean heart, O GOD!  I feel better already since I know HE watches me and can see to it that I do and say as HE would have it.

(Written earlier, it applies today. I did apologize to my friend and was graciously forgiven. Being forgiven is just about as good as a relationship can get, donchaknow.  If the shoe fits, wear it.)

That’s what I get from My Box of Chocolates.   AMEN

 

 

 

That’s what I get from My Box of Chocolates.      AMEN

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