Do you have those days when you TRY to not say something, mean, ugly, impatient but it doesn't seem to be working for you?
I have been having too many of those days lately.
I need to take my own parental advice. Do you hear yourself speaking to your children in an ugly tone, about THEM speaking to their siblings in an ugly tone?
It is so much more important than schooling, than worrying about finances, than stressing about weight, more than cleaning the house.....all of these are things we do, things we need to think about and things we need to deal with BUT, let my speech ALWAYS be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that I MAY know how I ought to answer each person.
I simply need a constant of reminder of this.. I need one of those dog collars that give me a little shock when I start to say something that is NOT gracious! Or maybe I could simply STOP ignoring the Holy Spirit that pokes me in the ribs!
Do you ever HEAR yourself speaking and think in your mind-- as you are still speaking-- SHUT UP!
JUST stop talking?
It is always worse when I am dieting--- because I lose my stress relief! Today wasn't that bad to be honest... but over all it seems like I have had a lot of these days lately!
So anyway... this is what I am struggling with, how about you???
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.-----Col 4:6