"Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles." This verse from Proverbs 21.23 talks about the power of words. In fact, talking before thinking is never a good practice. Words can build up or tear down, and if a person continually lets his tongue control him, many problems for him and others will ensue.
I’ve been trying to watch my words since I began this year of school and, trust me, it’s no easy task. I don’t I’ve ever talked so much in my life! Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but now I have to do speeches, keep up with new school friends, and ask questions!
There are times I’ve felt pretty silly. Like yesterday, I was running for the secretary position in my school. I was doing pretty well for an on-the-spot speech (I had volunteered to run just mere minutes before), but the end was disastrous!
I was talking about how organized I love to be, how I’ve helped with several children’s programs, and then I had to blow it by saying at the end, “And…uh….umm….I…don’t bite?”
Now I did get the position of secretary, if any of you are wondering, and I’m guessing it’s because of pity and the fact I’m “cute”. Not what your probably thinking, but, as I mentioned in previous posts, I look like your average 7th grader. You won’t believe how many people have called me “cute” in the past weeks. Hel-lo! I’m in high school! However, I am the shortest and youngest person in the whole academy. I suppose that’s a factor, huh?
Anyway, my tongue hasn’t gotten me into any major problems yet, but, alas, I’ve said my share of mean or unwise things. It’s almost subconscious, but I really have to work on it. We’re all human… We have our flaws.
I can’t really think of any genius tricks to taming your tongue, but I’m going to try thinking, thinking, thinking before I speak!