Speak No Harsh Words

My aunt came to our house asking for my help to dye her hair. We do this occasionally not only because it is cheaper (as compared to salons) but it also helps us bond with one another. Normally, she would do my mom’s and vice versa. As of now, since my mom is not around, I was her substitute. But even before she came here, I told her last night that I am no expert when it comes to dyeing of hair, because I have not done it yet to anyone before. So she said, “No problem. Tomorrow is a learning day for you.” True enough, she taught me the do’s and don’ts to cover up each and every strand of her hair. And since she had some leftover, she applied them to mine. Then after letting it sit for 30 minutes, we both washed them up and viola! I got myself a new look and I learned something new again today. 

God is good because He makes it a point to help us grow everyday by surrounding us with people or rather angels to teach and guide us on how to become like Him. When my aunt arrived awhile ago, at around 14:00, I was really tired because I just finished some house chores, and I was almost tempted to tell her to come back some other day for her hair color. But God held back my tongue and helped me zip my mouth. Then after 2 hours of resting, and eating snacks to regain the energy that I just lost, I was back to my old self – that is to help others. I am ready to assist my aunt with her hair dyeing session. 

Thank God He helped me control my feelings. Because I know that it will not do me any good had I told my aunt what I was previously thinking of telling her. 

“Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!” Psalm 141:3 (ESV)

I hope that I will be able to practice this always. Because I know that most of the time, my mouth has a life of its own and goes on to speak the most fearful words that harm others emotionally. 

Matthew 15:10-11 And he called the people to him and said to them, “Hear and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”

So that they say that if you are unsure if what you are about to say will glorify the Lord, then it will be better to be quiet and keep your thoughts to yourself. 😊

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