The Words Coming Out of My Mouth
by Jennifer AlLee
My son and I were talking with friends yesterday, and somehow, the subject of complaining came up. The conversation went something like this:
Friend: "I don't think I've heard your mom complain."
Son: "Believe me, she does."
Enlightening, don't you think? Overall, I really do try to be an upbeat, positive person. But my immediate family - my son and husband - get to experience all my raw honesty. Yes, they have the honor of hearing me complain. Why? Because I love them, of course. And because I trust them enough to let them know exactly how I feel.
My son's joke today made me think about my attitude. It could definitely use some adjusting.
I admit, I sometimes have a hard time controlling my tongue. One of my coping mechanisms is humor and sarcasm, so I tend to make a lot of jokes. Sometimes, they are well-placed. Other times... not so much. I've asked the Lord to help me think before I speak. This is still a work in progress.Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything.Psalm 13:3, NLT
Don't you just love verse 20? Wise words satisfy like a good meal. Yummy! That's what I want to do... deliver delicious, life-giving words. Won't you join me? Let's dish up feasts for the ears and souls of those around us!Wise words satisfy like a good meal; the right words bring satisfaction.The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.Psalm 18:20-21, NLT
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