I’ve told our leaders, “Your first thought or feeling about a situation is often wrong. Slow down and make sure the Holy Spirit is directing you before you speak.”
Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing.
I remember when I was a young boy, I had just been caught cussing by an elderly lady. She said to me, “You kiss your mother with that mouth?” My mother was a saint in my eyes and I could not bear to think of displeasing her.
I need to remember to listen more and think twice as long before I speak and maybe, just maybe, most of my words will be pleasing to Gods ears.
Heavenly Father, give me the patience to slow down long enough to think before I speak. In Jesus name, Amen.