I talk too much! I think it is somehow programmed in my DNA. I am prone to speak. Listening is a skill; I am still working on it. I talk to my husband, my children, friends and family. I even talk to myself, when no one is around. Thankfully the walls are not talking back, or else I would really be in trouble. My mind is constantly coming up with free advice no one requested. I have something to say about everything. I can hardly wait for you to stop talking, because I need to say something. Last year, I acknowledged that fault and asked the Lord for help in that area. After a few months, I exchanged talking TOO much, for hardly talking at all. That’s me! NO balance; this way OR that way. In my own strength, that’s what I do. BUT WHY? Why do I do this?
Proverbs 31:26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
I love this verse, Heavenly Father. Can You see her, Lord? Who is she? Can she be me? I would like her to be me. This woman who thinks before she speaks, she is quick to listen but slow to speak (James 1:19). She realizes that words have power, they can be detrimental and deadly. They can breathe life and comfort. She knows that, so she slows down and she draws near to You, the Author and Finisher of her faith. She knows on her own, she is prone to say too much. Can she, please, be me Lord? I want to be her. This woman understands that in too many words, she is likely to be dishonest.
Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, But he who restrains his lips is wise.
She speaks kindly to people. She speaks truth, tapered with wisdom. She knows not just when to speak, but also how to speak. Before she rebukes anyone, she seeks You. She knows she can very easily speak out of anger and frustration. She can be impatient with her words, so she runs to You, she finds comfort under the shadow of Your wings. Can I be her, Father? I want to be her.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all who have taken the time to follow the blog. I am humbled by your comments and likes on the posts. May the Lord be honored on this adventure.
Have a blessed day and remember: God’s love is unfailing, unwavering and unconditional!
Do you share my struggle? Or do you and your tongue share perfect harmony? Let me know in the comment section.