Love Notes from Abby- Think Before You Speak
Happy Monday morning friends.
Do you ever scroll through Facebook and just get tired? Tired of the negativity? Tired of the fighting? Yeah, me too.
Have you ever engaged in it yourself? Yeah. Guilty here too.
In a world where we have unlimited platforms to tell the world what we think and feel, it's more important than ever to guard our tongues.
Proverbs 10:19 tells us that
Woo. The Bible is very clear in that verse. I don't think that we need to wonder if we're interpreting it correctly or if there's any room for misunderstanding.
The Proverb is basically telling us that we don't need to say everything we think.
And so that's the reminder for this morning.
But what does that look like in the real world?
Well, today when you find yourself in a situation where you have a strong and even probably right opinions, the first step is to just take a breath.
Give yourself time that if you are going to speak, that you are responding rather than reacting.
Number two, say a prayer.
Ask God if what you're planning to respond with is beneficial. Is it necessary, is it pleasing?
And then the third thing is to actually wait.
Wait for God’s response.
And that's pretty much it. By taking the time to think before you speak, you're living out your faith.
You're living out what it means to be set apart, that you're doing things differently than the world does them.
The world tells you to shout it from the roof tops, but God tells us, hang tight. Think before you speak.
So that is your charge for today. Think before you speak.
Tomorrow, we're going to follow up with some other ways that we can guard our tongue.
I hope that you have an amazing day. Now, Go be Great!
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