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gossipIt’s a struggle sometimes when your mouth keeps moving and you are looking down at it thinking “Shut Up” already.  “You’ve said way more than what you should be saying right now”.

Yep, that happens to me a lot.  I believe that since I am what many call an introvert that when I talk to people, my mouth goes 1000 mph. And with that kind of speed, it just doesn’t know when enough is enough or when to stop!  Until it’s too late!

Too late meaning, I am sitting back thinking “like really why did you just say that, did you really just say that, why did you bring that up, are you just that much in need of a friend that you say any and everything that pops up in your little head”.  Yep these questions let me know I have said way more than what I intended to say.

After that, I am so frustrated and angry with myself!  The reason being is because God is truly dealing with me in every area of my life, especially with my negative thoughts and my MOUTH.  And each and every time I speak out of line, I beat myself to a pulp with my own words.  Like, “your not a real Christian, your fake, God isn’t listening to your prayers after you just said that, you’ve messed up now, your back at Z and are not moving forward after that statement”.

Ugh!!! Is all I can say after I have failed in the mouth arena!  Why can’t I CONTROL my mouth and my own tongue???!!!! That’s when I decided to search the Word of God to see what it says about the Tongue.

James 3:8-10: “…but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.  Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water”.

James 3:2-10:  “And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell”.

Matthew 15:11:  “It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”

I felt so convicted after reading those scriptures that I had to seek out scriptures that could help me with the untamable tongue.  These are just a few I have found:

James 1:19-20: “… let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”

Galatians 5:16: “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh”.

Ephesians 4:31-32:  “Put out of your life all these things: bad feelings about other people, anger, temper, loud talk, bad talk which hurts other people, and bad feelings which hurt other people. 32 You must be kind to each other. Think of the other person. Forgive other people just as God forgave you because of Christ’s death on the cross”.

You can check out these scriptures by clicking this link on Taming Your Tongue. I found them really helpful so much so I saved them to my Favorites on my computer.

After reading these scriptures, I have accepted the fact that I cannot do this own my own.  However, I have found my help in the Lord and I know that it will take time and my devotion to his word – praying and meditating on it day and night to defeat this Monster!

Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things because Christ gives me the strength”