Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tongue Trust

Never trust your tongue when your heart is bitter.

             I read in the paper, ''If you have to swallow a frog, don't look at it too long.  If you have to swallow 2, then eat the big one first.  If you have to swallow 3, then consider why you are in the pond.''  I think these are very wise words.

            1 frog..... Instead of admitting our wrong readily, we often spend our time justifying it in our minds.  We think about all the reasons 'they' are wrong, but not our own.  Pride is often the biggest lump or frog in our throats.

             2 frogs... Sometimes we can just 'ribbit' out of control.  Proverbs 15;23 'A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word!'  Be the bigger person by covering the broader ground first in your apology and then get specific.

             3 frogs.... Sometimes you have to get out of the circumstances that are drawing you toward negativity.  We must see how our choices and decisions have led us to the pond of bitterness and find our way out.  Don't let your emotions dictate your words.

             FROG..... Fully Rely On God