Happy Monday, Lovelies!
This week’s verse is:
When she speaks, her words are wise,
and she gives instructions with kindness.
Honesty time! This past week has been HARD. Hubs and I got into an argument and I said things I shouldn’t have. While I was preparing for this week’s post, I came across this verse and felt compelled to share it with you all! 🙂
When she speaks, her words are wise.
If you’re anything like me, I often speak without thinking about my words. I’ll jab at a friend or make an off-the-cuff joke and then realize it wasn’t the best thing to say.
Ephesians 4:29 says: Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
While I’m not saying count to 10 every time you have a conversation, be aware of your words. Sometimes, when a friend asks for advice, I’m more concerned with being the “good-advice” friend than I am with the weight of my words. It’s okay to not know the answer to something.
Be an Encouragement to Those Around You.
Speak kindly to one another. At this point I feel this should be common knowledge. Yet, everyday I log into Facebook I see hurtful words everywhere. Be kind. Sometimes there is wisdom in not saying anything and that’s hard for me to do. People take note of how we treat others and I want to be known as someone who encourages and builds people up.
How Can I Apply This To My Marriage?
Be slow to speak and quick to apologize. This past year of marriage, I’ve learned to shut my mouth and let hubs speak. Even though I want to pretend I know everything, I know so little. The beauty of marriage is that it allows two people to come together and learn from each other.
You’re allowed to be annoyed or upset at times. But, how you respond says a lot about your character. Just remember, what you say flows from what is in your heart.
You guys are wonderful, just so you know!
I hope you have a great rest of your week! Give your hubs a smooch!