Today I’m reminded of just easy it is to say something and not realize just how long they may linger on the consciousness of the one to whom they were spoken. I’m not sure if it’s my innate nature that makes me dwell on things long after they have been said or whether I’ve been conditioned to over the course of time. At any rate, I tend to turn things over and over in my mind attempting to dissect events and how I should or could do things differently next time. The enemy has a little field day whispering just what did they mean when she said ….
I’m reminded of T H I N K principle I can across some time ago. Before speaking is it
A few scriptures that remind us of the importance of of our words:
People can get many good things by the words they say; the work of their hands also gives them many benefits. Proverbs 12:14 NLT
The talk of fools is a rod for their backs, but the words of the wise keep them out of trouble. Proverbs 14:3 NLT
Gentle words bring life and health; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. Proverbs 15:4 NLT
Kind words are like honey — sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. Proverbs 16:24 NLT
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