Proverbs 10:19 "In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise."
I have a problem.....
I talk too much.
Shocking, I know.
I wish I knew how to keep quiet and still. Sometimes, I am obedient to the wisdom of silence, and other times, I lose all self-control and say too much. I cannot express to you how many times I have emailed or called a friend, apologizing and hoping they didn't take offense to whatever foolishness may have escaped my lips at the time. There are times I am well meaning, but what comes out of my mouth is not very eloquent or graceful.
I make jokes.
I follow rabbit trails.
Any spiritual encouragement is lost at times, simply because I have said too much.
All in all, most times I sound like an idiot.
As women, it is one of the most difficult things to stay out of gossip, or perhaps our feelings or emotions towards a hurtful relationship plays out in a conversation with a mutual friend. Oh, how many times I wished I had refrained my lips, at the very least to appear wise. Flippant words uttered that I can never take back. For "Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding." Proverbs 17:28
"In the multitude of words..." it's so very easy to say too much, and end up in sin. I pray we all learn to hold our tongue, speak words of encouragement and grace, and build others up instead of trying to sound like the all-wise, all-knowing, woman of wisdom. But also, to keep quiet, emit peace, and just listen.