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Before Something Comes Out Of Your Mouth It Should Have A Pit Stop In Your Brain

When I am walking in the flesh — meaning, not rigorously & consistently connected to the Holy Spirit — I can fall into a trap.

The trap that says all my thoughts needs to be verbalized.

As if I’ll lose it if I don’t say it.

Sarcastic thoughts.

Condescending thoughts.

Gloating thoughts.

Prideful thoughts.

Even . . . correct thoughts.

But God has been pushing me . . . helping me to realize that just because you think it doesn’t mean you say it.

Because you know what?  I’ve never regretted or had to apologize for something I didn’t say.  No “walking back” what I never uttered in the first place.

Today: you will have a lot of thoughts.

Today:  measure them carefully before they get said.

As Proverbs 10:19 puts it:

When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.

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