Be Wise

Proverbs 10:19 KJV In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

God, in the beginning created everything through His Word. He has also made our words a very good and effective tool of interaction. Those who can’t speak are limited due to their inability to speak. And get agitated when the message they convey isn’t understood or misunderstood. As many as are restrained due to their inability to speak. I declare liberty to your tongue in Jesus name.

I once was a stammerer. My Mum did all she can (prayers and encouragement) to stop it. Glory to God for my life now. In those years, it was hard trying to convey information to people. At times I burst into tears in the middle of my words. I lost my self-esteem as I tried to refrain from people in order to avoid being provoked. I became an introvert. I’ve had a taste of difficulty in speaking, difficulty in the construction of sentences. I know what it is like. I pray again that every limitation to your expression is taken away in Jesus name.

Talks have become a source of income to many in the entertainment industry, educators and many others. And we have many who insure their voices now being the major source of their livelihood.

As good and useful as talk is, it becomes worthless when it’s not carefully constructed. It reduces the value of the speaker if it’s not balanced. Proverbs 10:19 MSG The more talk, the less truth; the wise measure their words.

I used to know a “man of God” who would say too much in order to motivate his congregation and end up garnishing his words with lies. I can relate, yeah. When I was younger. Precisely in the elementary and junior secondary we will talk and talk and end up lying about almost everything. Some in trying to impress others have ended up lying about everything while the wise listen and follow with wisdom. Such a person will believe he has impressed the listeners but does not know that he had just been blacklisted by the wise listener.

When there are no words to speak, be silent. Short breaks in a discussion can be used to communicate with God. Like Nehemiah, Neh. 2:2.

Wisdom is to be silent when need be.

Note: Be a good listener than being the best talker.

Written by DareSijo



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