Sometimes, talk is worthless and silence is gold. An old friend once told me about a mouth check formula she did which goes somewhat like this:
» Is it good and beneficial to the progress of others?
» Is it fitting to the need and occasion?
» Is it a blessing?
» Is it kind and graceful?
According to 1Peter 3:9-10 , here is the recipe for long life:
» No lying
» No deceitful, unreliable or betraying speech
» No evil or hurtful words
Ephesians 4:29 demands that your words be a gift, a balm to others and foul and offensive speech be far from your lips. There’s no tolerance for speaking out of anger, slandering, abusing, backbiting, blaspheming or quarreling. All these ain’t just restricted to your spirituality, even morally and socially it is not acceptable. It only speak ill of your personality and separate you from the will of God.
You need to always remember that You can’t take words back, its as fragile as the egg.
A wise man once said nothing. . .
Sticks and stones may break the bones but words will break the heart.
One of the lines that got to me most in Boy Meet Girl by Joshua Harris is the part where he talked about what his Dad told his brother, “God gave people two ears and one mouth because he wants us to listen twice as much as we talk”. Even the Bible tells us that a fool “delights in airing his own opinions” (Proverbs 18:2). Don’t be a fool, listen twice as much as you talk. Think twice, talk once or maybe not at all. Be quick to listen and slow to talk. We know all these things. So keep quiet.
We all are a work in progress, well, I am, even in this aspect but it also require a conscious effort to see the effect of the changes. So just SHUT UP! It won’t hurt to anyways. . .