Have you heard that saying “words are like eggs, once spoken you can’t take it back”.
We sometimes say the wrong things at the wrong time and to the wrong people.
I was once told be careful of what you say, that, there are all types of spirits or angels passing by and they same Amen to things we say.
The worst things are the words we don’t say out loud but are going on in our thoughts.
That is where I have a problem.
I never thought the things that I could be accountable for, are things that goes on in my thoughts, until many years ago when I came across this scripture…,
Psalms 19:14, Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
I learnt that it’s not just what we say that we are accountable for, we are also accountable for our thoughts.
When I gave my life to Christ I realised I couldn’t just speak anyhow. Like previously if someone made me angry, not that I would say something derogatory. But I would make it clear the person was wrong and without holding my tongue.
I had a middle stage where instead of voicing my opinions I would bottle it in my thoughts. But in meditating on the issue, I had called the person names I can’t even say out loud.
So when I did come across this scripture I was, like seriously so when I am cursing in my head am still sinning 🙈😳.
I started asking God for ways to overcome hurts and offences and genuinely move on. Remember like I always say, there is no perfect answer, we just have to keep trying.
These are the few things I do, not necessary the right thing
1.) I call my husband and vent, with screaming and all 🙈🙈🙈🙈.
2.) Not to be so predictable then I pray and ask for grace.
3.) If it is someone I can address, I will address them after I had calmed down.
4.) Otherwise I just lift up songs to God and I start to feel better.
Most of the time I think I remain angry longer because they are not people I can address.
This is when my thoughts/ meditations of my heart comes in and I find myself quoting this scripture to myself.
As Christian’s it is hard to keep sane, people take advantage of your faith and throw it in your face whenever they don’t get their way with you.
I read back to this scripture and I found this
Psalms 19:7-9, The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever:
If I want the meditations of my heart to be acceptable to God, I have to allow His laws/ word to keep converting my soul.
God knew we will go through challenges with people offending us and as believers, we need to remember His commandments/word, is what will take us through.
So anyone who hangs on to this word with a pure heart will receive the grace to have a rejoicing heart in the midst of the situation.
I still get upset in my thoughts, but then I remember Gods word and I immediately let go, pray, sing some worship and praise songs so He can feel my heart with joy.
In that sense the meditations of my heart becomes pure and acceptable unto the Lord. Also I genuinely move on and I am able to relate with the person again.
Pray that the meditations of your heart be always acceptable unto God. Amen.