Big Mouth, Part 2

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19 NIV

A few days ago, I shared with you a few things about having a Big Mouth. If you haven’t had a chance to stop by and read it, you can click here to read it first.

I’m so glad you came back to finish talking about this. I know, I know; it’s a touchy subject, but if you are like me, then it is something that is a lifelong learning process.

The hard part is that

I love words,

I love writing words,

and I totally love SPEAKING words!

Seriously…I am a talker.

If you get near me, expect to get involved in conversation because 1) people fascinate me, and 2) I love community and community happens when you spend time talking and getting to know each other.

But just because I like to talk doesn’t mean that I should necessarily be doing all the talking right?

Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. Ecclesiastes 5:2 NIV

Ok, is it me, or when you read Ecclesiastes 5:2 did you think, um…am I too quick with my mouth?

If you are honest, I mean really honest, then you know that there are quite a few times when you wished you had held your tongue just a little longer, right?

So, what’s a girl to do?

Are we doomed to always have a big mouth?

Is it something that we grow out of or have to deal with forever?

Look what I found to bring us hope and peace as we seek to gain control over our Big Mouths.

Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips. Psalm 141:3 NLT

Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “Now, I have put my words in your mouth. Jeremiah 1:9 NLT

Friends, I know it isn’t always easy, and I know that it doesn’t come natural to some of us, but God will be there to help us, to guide us, and to teach us how to use our mouths to glorify Him. I don’t want my words to be my destruction.

I want my words to be so encouraging, so uplifting, so filled with Truth and God’s Word that people are drawn to Him through me. That’s all I want…I want to be a vessel that God can use. If that means I have to go to Mouth Boot Camp then I will, because our God is so worth it.

Start today.

Seek God.

Ask Him to set a guard over your mouth.

Use your mouth to declare your praise to Him.

And be ready to watch what God does…

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