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Shush

Do you ever find yourself babbling away? Like you can hear yourself saying ridiculous things but you can’t stop?

…Those moments never end well…

Usually I just need someone to say “shush”

I love this sign~ It is encouraging and thought provoking!

As I read/listen through Proverbs in the morning I am struck by the fact that with every interaction we need wisdom about what to say!

What to say, when to say it, and how to say it require thinking.

Words are so powerful! They hurt, heal, divide, and encourage.

How are you using your words? Are you thinking when you speak?

I find that the more comfortable I am with a person the less I guard my speech. But in all relationships I need to be striving to be Christ-like with my words.

Do I think before I speak? Do I stop when I can hear the ridiculousness pouring out?

shush ~ It’s my new favorite word

 

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Word Vomit

“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.”  ~Abraham Lincoln

Do you have word vomit? O gosh I know I do! There are times when I can barely keep my mouth shut, the words just rush out faster than my brain can think.

Sometimes I can even hear my brain thinking “Don’t say anything!” yet my mouth seems to miss the memo & off I go…words tumbling over themselves to escape, never to be reclaimed.

Word Vomit is a terrible disease, that if left unchecked, results in terrible consequences. I’m sure we’ve all experienced those moments, along with the awkwardness that follows. (sigh)

But how can I slow down my mouth to match the speed of my brain? Or how do I speed up my brain to match my mouth?

Creatively this is a hard task to accomplish, so I’m gonna stick to this thought:

Walking with the Lord requires a daily dependence, this includes my dependence with my speech. If my thoughts are pure and aligned to God’s Word, the struggle of Word Vomit is then of stupidity, not vulgarity. My angry speech is a righteous anger, not one expressed through curse words or foul mouth slanders.

The Word Vomit may be unavoidable to some extent because I love to talk, but if my mind is pure and right then my speech should mirror what I’m thinking about.

Not an easy task!

~God keep my mind focused on purity and love and help my speech to reflect you~

 

 

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