Whoever guards his mouth and tongue. Keeps his soul from troubles.Proverbs 21:23 New King James Version
We have all done it haven’t we?
Put our foots in our mouths.
That is where we speak thinking we have insight only to be shamed by another when we are proven wrong.
The best way to cure foot in mouth disease is to watch your mouth. Personally many times someone has tried to argue with me and it looks like they have won. Later upon reflecting on what was said I believe the Holy Spirit guides me into knowledge on the subject and the next day I challenge the agitator and they are shamed. I do not intend to shame them but to correct erroneous thought.
The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil. Proverbs 15:28 New King James Version
At the same time there are many wolves out there that like nothing more than to be agitators and laugh at watching someone go off. They try to get under your skin to cause a fight. On the internet they are known as trolls. They troll like a fisherman.
Many times a fish will bite the lure just because the fisherman keeps on casting in their face.
Trolls do the same thing. They troll for the weak to pick fights with.
I just ask them if they have personal problems and if they would like me to offer information on how to deal with their issues. As well I let them know I am praying for them. They quickly leave me alone.
Before you speak ask yourself these questions: Is it necessary? If not then shut up.
Is this the right place?
I prefer to speak with someone one on one instead of in a crowd. If they are in a crowd their pride can be hurt which will back them into a wall and they become defensive.
Is it the right time?
If it is at work and it is personal choose a quiet place like a café to talk with them instead of causing an incident at work.
Is it being said in love?
Remember Christ is love, satan is war. If you are looking to pick a fight guess which one you are serving? Joseph- Anthony: Green
Am I qualified to talk about the subject?
I have met many who thought they were Mr. Know It Alls only to be made to look foolish because they did not know anything about the subject (myself included on occasion).
Prayer: Please KalEl (voice of God) bless me with the wisdom to know when to speak and how to speak to help others and there by bring glory to Your Holy name as I am a representative of You. I humbly request this in the name of the most eloquent speaker of all Jesus Christ. Amen
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.