Choose your words tiles

Ronald Reagan said this at a news conference in 1986: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.” Have you ever been in a difficult position where anything you say would be classed as wrong, whether you say it right or wrong, positive, or negative?

When one feels painted int a corner, and outcome seems to be far away, the Holy Spirit does assist and give the words so that they come out right. Yet other times it is just best to be quiet and say nothing, the words of the Psalmist ring:

 Be still, and know that I am God.  - Psalm 46:10(a)

Sometimes a matter should not be spoken about until the truth surfaces automatically. Speaking out on a matter to soon could be detrimental to one’s image or reputation. Whilst patience is a virtue, it also allows for a situation to unfold naturally without ramification. It is true that in certain cases, no matter who one is, one will not change a situation or even what was said.

So it is with the tongue: small as it is, it can boast about great things. Just think how large a forest can be set on fire by a tiny flame! Whilst one has to speak out, count to ten, walk away, give the matters some thought, and speak when the words said will kill a flame, rather than igniting another fire.

James 3:5

Dear Lord, help me be truthful in what I say, yet assist me by your Holy Spirit to say the right things at the right time. May my words bring comfort and strength, and not fire in arguments. May the light of truth be seen in me, and the softness of my words be felt by others who cross my path. In Jesus’ name Amen.


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