The Father is really showing me in this season the importance of being quiet. We speak so much of what we know nothing about. Speaking a lot can lead to sin. For me it can lead to self-righteousness. Where I feel as though my opinion is based off a higher knowledge than someone else's. Think about a time when someone has told you something that has happened to them; at that moment we are quick to say what we would have done or what they could or should have done?
When you really think about what you have said, could it have come off as very offensive? You risk sounding as though you are telling the other person that their thought process is not as superior when compared to yours. Most of the times we even speak without our opinions being requested, and subconsciously we give off a superiority complex. We have to turn the lens on ourselves. And take a picture of how we are displaying what is going on in our hearts.
People make decisions all the time, and their decisions are often based on many different factors that we have never faced. We never fully know what position people are in when they make the choices that they make.
Looking Forward: Let's learn to listen more friend: being quiet, and seeking the Father for wisdom.
Prayer: Father God, who can stand against Your wisdom. Who could think higher than You? You hold all things wise in your Hands. You own wisdom and knowledge. Each come from the Kingdom of God. Even the brightest and the smartest of individuals must submit to the glorious infinite knowledge of the Creator of all things. You give wisdom so freely, lest any man should come to you and ask for it. We are asking now. We are asking You to guard our mouths. Let the words we say edify and build up the individuals we interact with. Let our words grow the Kingdom of God. Let our speech be well-seasoned and spoken at appropriate times. We admit, Lord, that we have spoken apart from desiring the good of our neighbor. We have spoken out of our own ignorance and self-righteousness. Help us to see the sin in excessive speech. Teach our words to give life and teach our silence to bring life as well. In Jesus' name, we pray, amen.