This morning, as I browsed one of my favorite blogsite; I was like hit by a ten wheeler truck. I realized these past few weeks how my words become so tactless. I cannot tame my tongue alone but with the help of Jesus and the Holy Spirit I will be very careful with my words again. James reminded me on how to slow down the fire of my mouth.
New International Version (NIV)
Taming the Tongue
3 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.
3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? 12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
Whether we want to say bad or good words ;we should take a balance and think many times before we release it. Take it seriously and consider the person you are to utter your words. Note: not all people are the same.We all have individual differences.
Humbled by a blog. Lord continually mold me to the person you want me to be. I repent from all the tactless words I’ve uttered that made someone struggle so much.
Thank You for Your grace Abba Father.
I asked these in Jesus mighty name. Amen.