Have you ever wished there was a delete or rewind button on life? Completely impossible, but perhaps after that work interview, romantic pursuit or friend conflict, you felt that things just weren’t said properly. Or at all.
Well, it’s finally 2011. Thank God above – that is how I feel! I realized yesterday as I was reflecting on the year that today would be 1/1/11. Like a new beginning almost. Do you need it?
I read yesterday in James 3:2 – “We all make many mistakes, but those who control their tongues can also control themselves in every other way.”
I think there are perhaps certain, shall we say “personalities”, that struggle with this a bit more. They talk more, therefore have more to filter. For me, it was a resounding “yes” in my heart that if I can continue to watch what I say – in my confession, in relationships and even in my thought life, then God said I have the ability to control every other area of my life. My finances – less impulse buys. My health – stick to that exercise program. Relationships – be honest always.
So as we start a new year, I challenge you to give it your greatest effort to watch your words – speak life. And see the authority in your life grow in other areas as well!
God has good things for you, and I’d hate to see you ruin it because of some loose words. You can do it. Put on your big girl/boy pants and get to it. 2011 is waiting for you.