I can still feel the scars. The ones I try so hard to hide, glossing over them with quick wit (usually) or loud guffaws. I never quite forget them though. How do you? The medicinal sweet words that are taken back, the promises that fall short, the blazing angry fire? How do you undo the sins of your tongue that is just as slippery and poisonous as that snake in Eden, the same slimy lies that wind your heart the wrong way and twist your precious will?
It is so difficult, both to erase the past and to speak in love and humility. It is a battle fought everyday but let me tell you, if you are growing tired, PLEASE hold on, it is so worth it. We may never be able to have complete all-time control over our tongues on this side of Heaven (don’t panic!) but Jesus came down here and he knows mighty well the struggles we have to face and the pressures and tribulations of this earthly life. So don’t try to go at it alone, ask Him for help.
Before you say the thing you are dreading, before you say the things you shouldn’t and when you want courage to say the right thing, STOP and say a quick little prayer first. Ask Him to direct your words.
Then boldly say what he places on your tongue. I will be cheering you on in prayer and I hope that you will do the same for me.
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