"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." Ephesians 4:2 NIV
My words can be toxic sometimes. All of us are capable of saying the wrong thing. As a parent I wish I could take back foolish words spoken in the heat of the moment. Cutting words that we don't think will hurt usually do. Afterward our thoughts are burdened with the weight of what we said.
I have learned to be careful. I believe I have not fallen into this trap as often as I used to. Be completely humble means I have had to eat those mean words by asking for forgiveness. Walking in love means that I have to pay attention to what I say, do, and think. Do you feel the same way?
I know people who don't have filters. Words come out of their mouths without any thought whatsoever. My son had this problem until we taught him how wrong it is to speak every thought. Brain action is required before the mouth opens when you live with others who want relationship with you.
Some people have to learn this later in life. It can only be accomplished by the power of the Holy Spirit. Patience is a learned action. Being careful is a life long lesson that will reap abundant blessings.
No matter our age we know that humility is not automatic either. Our natural selves want attention to be drawn to itself. Lessons well learned save us heartache later on in life. If only I knew this when I was younger! Thank God, He works in our lives no matter how old we are. Blessings to you this day.
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