The words in this pic from Tumblr is very apt. Isn’t it amazing that all 20 points are backed up with bible verses. ?
Number 1 on keeping shut when angry has been a long hard road for me especially when it seems like the person is bent on frustrating you. I realized that talking when angry isn’t actually good for me because most of the time I would have tried to control myself, but when I can’t, the words that come out are not pretty. I realized I usually felt remorseful after the anger had passed and I would now be the one trying to settle with the person. Things is, they were usually too mad to forgive me easily, I would then have to beg and beg. After a while it just clicked, control yourself. And I try to do so now knowing that anger always passes. It’s not easy I tell ya but it’s better than it used to be by God’s grace.
Number 6 on joking about sin can be a bit tricky if you work with colleagues like mine who goof around a lot.
Number 7 can also mean keeping shut if you will regret your words. There are stuff we agree with others or gossip about that we feel ashamed of what we did AFTER we have said it.
For number 14 I would add….. Don’t open your mouth when you are in a bad mood. It’s so easy to tongue lash others or take our bad moods out on them but it’s not worth it because the bad mood passes but the words don’t.
I am also feeling number 13 on destroying friendships. A lot of times friendships and relationships get strained from one party’s inability to carefully choose their words. Even when you think you are done with that person, don’t burn all bridges with angry words. One time my friend annoyed me so much and I was so angry and went all out. I could have sworn we were done but thankfully we are closer than ever. If not for love and forgiveness, it’s likely we would only be on speaking terms now. Lol.
Lol at number 18. Me I love to repeat stuff, especially when the person you are talking to is pretending not to hear what you said.
Hmmm! No 19, I really have to guard against this for number 19 especially at work. I am not saying there are wicked people where I work oh, lol but you know saying stuff you don’t really mean or massaging people’s ego in an effort to placate them or just because you don’t want trouble.
How is the weekend looking like. It’s like I have a very free one and I don’t intend to go out at all on Saturday. Not even to make my hair. ?