Have you ever said something to someone that you wish you could take right back because when the words ran out of your mouth you realized the negative affect it would have? That is how satan came after me. I allowed my tongue and my mouth to react to a frustrating situation last Sat. and the repercussions are still ringing loudly.
I have spent much time on my knees over this - in prayer - and reading everything from God's Word that is said about the tongue, the mouth, wisdom and peacemaking .
Here are a few that I found. I am meditating on all of them and praying that God can turn this around for GOOD and heal it. It's one of those things that is impossible to "make right". Only GOD can do that. All I can do is plead for forgiveness and allow God to heal the wounds I inflicted.
- Psalm 39:1
- Proverbs 12:18
- James 1:26
If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.
- James 3:17
If only I had put a muzzle on it. If only I had shown grace and mercy. But "if only" is only in fairy tales. That's the thing about the tongue - the "if only's" always come too late.
I don't like sharing my faults with all of you - but if it helps someone else NOT to make the same mistake that I did - it is worth it. Please pray for me.