Someone once said, “Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time.  You won’t havea leg to stand on.”  There have been times when I’ve said something without thinking about the consequences of those words and how they might hurt, deflate, belittle, defeat or cause another to stumble.  My tongue doesn’t always follow the directions of my brain and it seems to take on a life of it’s own.

The tongue is a tiny muscle that can be more powerful than a well-developed bicep and yet it can do more harm.  Life would be so much easier if we had a script to follow, but part of who we are is our ability to communicate in an improvisational and spontaneous way.  Unfortunately, we can’t take words back once they’ve been spoken.  The damage is already done.  Admitting that we’ve spoken wrongly can do some good, but the sting of the tongue bites deeply and the words will linger.

Lord, I am a sinful being.  My words can als0 be a result of my sinful behavior.  When I am tempted to say or think things that might hurt another, I need to be reminded that I cannot even speak without Your intervention.  Keep my tongue bridled and may I use it only to Your glory and honor.  Help me to think before I speak and never to use my words to hurt another.  Give me the strength through Your Son, Jesus Christ.

James 1:19-20 “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;  for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”


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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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2 Responses to I DIDN’T MEAN TO SAY …

  1. dnorris99 says:

    James 1:19 is engraved on the forefront of my brain, but I still slip up more than I should. I just need to keep my mouth shut and let others speak and then pray for wisdom of what to say, if anything.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I think it’s one of those things we all have problems with. Since we are imperfect human beings our only hope is Jesus. Through him alone we are made perfect before God. Thanks for your encouragement.

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