- B. Wright-Jones
Wait one minute before you speak...
I had a situation this week where someone shared some information with me and because I'm so opinionated at times smh, I had to share how I felt about the situation. Well, my feedback which was not negative in anyway, but was obviously not what the other party wanted to hear. My feedback started an all-out war so to speak and now I have someone upset with me because I didn't say what they wanted to hear.
Yes, I became angry because I felt like this, if you didn't want to hear my feedback then you should not have shared your news. Now, God says differently because right after the incident I clearly saw where God had forewarned me earlier that day, but I missed it. I had to repent and ask for forgiveness because God showed me that my opinion was not needed at that moment. This is where wisdom comes into play because there is a time to be quiet and a time to speak (Ecclesiastes 3:7). Well, I missed it and felt so bad afterwards because God gave me a heads up so that I could have passed the test, but my mouth got me in trouble.
I'm under construction currently and noticing God's prompts and leading. I don't want to stay the same and my prayer is that when I open my mouth that I bless the nations. I want my mouth to be a blessing and not a curse. This takes time especially when you are very opinionated, but that's why it's also important to just be quiet sometimes. We don't always have to say something all the time. Sometimes it's best to just smile and keep it moving.
So next time we have something to say, just wait one minute before speaking to see if it is necessary. We need discernment, wisdom and the ability to give grace to those who hear (Ephesians 4:29).
Be blessed beloved and remember that God loves you and He wants you to have His very best. God is doing a new thing and He is looking to raise up a people that are willing to hear His voice and obey. As always thanks for the visit and keep looking up!!!