My mouth is my gift and my greatest guilt pit.
I don’t have a problem with words, but its often done without thinking.
Since when I was a child I heard these comments very often:
“Do you have to speak every word that passes through your mind?” “Do you always speak first and think later?” “You sound so hard, harsh and insensitive”
Our mouths are a reflection of our minds and hearts. What we think eventually comes out of our mouths. It was sad when I was made aware by the Holy Spirit to listen to the words coming out of my mouth a few years back. The talkers, like myself, have a hard time to listen.
The tongue says James is hard to tame, the only one who can do that is God. I have learned and I am learning that: Surrender to the Holy Spirit and sound talk go hand to hand.
That’s the journey I am with God daily, asking him to put a watch over my mouth and help me to be a life-giver with my words and not a destroyer. Words are powerful. I want to use them wisely, considerably and mindful.
I want to wake up every day praying with David:
“So may the words of my mouth, my meditation-thoughts, and every movement of my heart be always pure and pleasing, acceptable before your eyes, my only Redeemer, my Protector-God.”Psalm 19:14 TPT
(see James 3:12 Proverbs 15:1-2, Colossians 4:6)