“Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.” Psalm 141:3
For a forward person like me, one thing that I like to do is to speak directly whatever crosses my mind, so the saying of “think before you speak” really is a good advice for me. We are represented by our words. Whether we are a wise or an ignorant person, is reflected by what we say. And many aspects of our lives depend on what we say and how we say it, for example our relationships and our career can be easily jeopardized by a single bad word.
A general guidance to think before you speak is to consider this THINK: Is it True? Is it Helpful? Is it Inspiring? Is it Necessary? And Is it Kind? When we are about to say something, let’s stop and consider, whether the news we are about to share is true, or we are just passing a hoax. Are we helping others, or are we putting them down? Are we inspiring others, or are we discouraging? Is it really necessary to say it, or are we just gossiping? And lastly, are we being kind, or are we hurting others with words?
The bible said, “Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips” (Psalm 141:3). It’s not easy to keep a guard over what we say, especially when we are angry and hurt ourselves, so we need the Lord to help us. It will take a lifetime to practice controlling our speech. Thankfully, God is willing to help us, when we have the desire to do what pleases Him.
Lord Jesus, help us to keep a guard over what we say, so that our words may bless others. In Jesus name we pray. Amen! God bless you and Mother Mary prays for us. [SYL/ALF]