Thursday, May 16, 2019

Guard Your Mouth

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you blurt out the first thing that comes to your mind? Then, once you have said whatever was blurted out, you regret it instantly?









Think Before You Respond 





I am a thinker. This means that I like to take time to think about my response to something before I ever give a response. In taking this time to think, it also allows me time to pray for the right words and maybe even the right attitude.





However, I have been known to blurt things out. It is few and far between when it happens, but it does happen. It is usually the result of a lot of stress.





Did you know that your words matter? They have the power to give life or death to someone. That is a lot of power. I don't know about you, but it makes me want to constantly keep a guard over my mouth.





Instead Of Lashing Out 





1. Excuse yourself 



Maybe you could go to the bathroom, for a few minutes, by yourself.



2. Calm down 



While you have these few minutes of quiet, spend some time focusing on your breathing until you feel, calm.



3. Think 



What happened? What was it that was said that made you need time to think? Spend time thinking on that subject.








4. Pray 



Ask the Lord to give you the right words and the right attitude.



5. Re-enter the conversation 



After allowing yourself time to calm down, think and pray, you can re-enter the conversation with a better response.





Proverbs 18:21 NIV 





The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.





Prayer:





Dear Father, 





Thank You for always being with me. Father, please help me to remember that my tongue has the power of life and death ( Proverbs 18:21 NIV ). Help me to use my words for good. In Jesus' name, Amen.










Ephesians 4:29 NIV 





Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.





Prayer:





Dear Father, 





Please help me not to allow any unwholesome talk come out of my mouth. Father, let my words be helpful for building others up according to their needs so it may be of benefit to those who listen ( Ephesians 4:29 NIV ). In Jesus' name, Amen. 














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Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you blurt out the first thing that comes to your mind?
Then, once you have said whatever was blurted out, you regret it instantly?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.



























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