The past weeks were… mmm… intense. I was always angry. I was always criticizing other people around me (verbally and in my mind). I only saw things that were negative. My heart was filled with bitterness and so was my mouth.
Morning. God prepared my heart to what was to come that day. I was meditating on 2 Timothy 2.
(12b) Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen. (23) Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. (24) And the Lord’s servant MUST NOT QUARREL; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
Afternoon. What started as a healthy argument with Hubby turned into a heated argument. Instead of support and encouragement, negative words won’t stop coming out of my mouth. I was disheartened and so was he. Being a godly husband, he didn’t just let it pass. We talked about what had happened. He told me what I did and how it made him feel. I asked forgiveness and he in turn forgave me.
Evening. On our daily devotion, we learned the simple phrase… “In my opinion” It would have made a huge difference on our conversation if I just added that little phrase on my speech.
I am thankful that God is a God of forgiveness and second chance. I pray that God will give me strength to face the day with love and kindness.
Are you always gentle when you speak?
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