Master Your Tongue

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I am re-reading this book:

In one part of the book, the author, Elizabeth George wrote about mastering your tongue.
I know this is one area that God want me to work on. If you know me, you know that I'm not a calm person. I think my hubby get used to it by now but it is annoying. I really want to break this habit. God, please grant me self control to master my emotion and tongue.

Mrs. George shared one devotional from Our Daily Bread on May 17, 1982:

A woman developed a very serious throat condition. The doctor prescribed medication but told her that her vocal cords needed total rest-no talking for six months! With a husband and six children to care for, it seemed an impossible order, but she cooperated. When she needed the youngsters, she blew a whistle. Instructions became written memos, and questions were answered on pads of paper she had placed around the house.
The six months passes, and after she recovered, her first comments were quite revelaing. She said that the children had become quieter, and then remarked, “I don’t think I’ll ever holler again like I used to,” When asked about the notes, she replied, “You’d be surprised how many, written hastily, I crumpled up and threw into the waste basket before I gave them to anyone to read. Seeing my words before anyone heard them had an effect that I don’t think I can ever forget.

The message: Speak less often (Proverbs 10:19)... and only after thinking about what I'm going to say (Proverbs 15:28). And speak only what is sweet and pleasant (Proverbs 16:21, 24)...only what is wise and kind (Proverbs 31:26)

1 comment:

  1. Wah iya ya, ki. Kayaknya kita sbg cewe, emang lbh cepet dlm berbicara ya. Kdng juga lbh cepet ngomel. Hehe.. Ya asal kita sadar dan mau belajar, i think that's part of the process.