Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thankful Thursday: Foolish Words






"A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back." Proverbs 29:11

I’m learning (very slowly I might add) that I don’t need to speak everything that enters my heart or mind. Many times we speak way too quickly.

I had that circumstance the other day on the job. I became very frustrated at what seemed to be a dishonest action toward me. I felt betrayed and lied to. This set the tone for the rest of my afternoon. I then left work (upset of course) and stopped at the daycare to pick up my Grand Daughter. My Son was there as well. At times we become distant with one another and I’m certain it is because we are much alike. We can both be stubborn and independent (in other words – willful sinners)…..
I don’t get to see him often and I asked what his family did all weekend.. He explained where they went and what all they did. I popped off with “Is my home banned from you all?” WHY…………….WHY do I do these things. My hearts desire is to please the Lord! Was this a statement that encouraged my Son? Reflected Christ? NO…. not in anyway were those words representing the LOVE OF CHRIST.

Today I’m thankful for the Lord’s still small voice that softly speaks – Holly, don’t say another word…… Ask your Son to forgive you and let him know the truth… The truth is that I love my Son with all of my heart and desire to see him… To share his life!

Lets all focus on what is true…. Not what we are feeling or thinking someone else is feeling. Truth is the only thing we can control in our lives is how we react to others actions and the only way we can react in a proper way is if God is in our heart and we are meditating and thinking on his WORD DAILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thanking God today that he has chosen me even when I will never be able to deserve it!

Holly

5 comments:

  1. AMEN!! Awesome post my friend! I, too am forever thankful HE loves me and meets me where I am....HE never gives up on me.
    Hugs,
    andrea

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  2. Holly
    When I read your blog, I was glad to see that I am not alone when saying things I know will cause more distance with my children than less. I don't mean to say I'm glad you are like this but I am not alone in my struggle to "keep my own counsel."

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  3. Wow... I love it!!! thanks for your comment...
    Have a blessed day!!!
    GOD BLESS!!!

    Love and Prayers...
    Sr. Sheena

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  4. "A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back." Proverbs 29:11

    I’m learning (very slowly I might add) that I don’t need to speak everything that enters my heart or mind. AMEN AMEN AMEN.....

    This was from a devotional this week: Seeing God in everything is the only thing that will make me loving and patient with people who annoy and trouble me. They I will see others as the instruments God uses to accomplish His tender and wise purpose for me, and I will even find myself inwardly thanking them for the blessing they have become to me. Nothing but seeing God will completely put an end to all complaining and thoughts of rebellion. Hannah Whitall Smith.

    Like you,these last two years have DEFINITELY taught me NOT to voice my opinion. My goodness, it still blows me away,lol. I think the greatest lesson that I have learned these last two years is 'keeping my mouth shut'...that is HUGE for this woman here girl! I see I have been a 'fool' for most of my Christian walk...and now I am becoming wise!

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