Slow to Speak

Today I must attend what I consider two very important meetings that I assumed would involve my talking for a significant amount of time.

And I woke up this morning with no voice! I have laryngitis! As I thought about this, I chuckled in my head (because no sound came out!) that perhaps the Lord wants me to learn to listen more and speak less.

I think of Proverbs 13:3: “Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.” I think of Proverbs 29:20 and this question: “Do you see someone who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for them.” And of course, I cannot escape the truth of James 1:19: “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak. . . “

So I find myself exceedingly grateful that God urged me into wisdom today by what I might otherwise deem an unfortunate situation.

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