"Why did I say that?"
"Why didn’t I say that?"
"I wish I hadn’t said that!"
"If only I had said that!"
"I didn’t mean to say that."
"Will I have a chance to say something."
"I don’t want to say anything."
Does it seem futile to try to control our words? All of us have regrets about what we have said in the past. Hopefully, we also feel a joy and a peace about having said some very good things in our lives. How can we make the positive times out-number the negative ones?
Praying and asking for God’s help RIGHT IN THE MIDST of a conversation could rescue many a sour word. Careful consideration of another’s feelings is paramount when speach is concerned. Words can wound–yet they can also heal.
James tells us that, "All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and creatures of the sea are being tamed and have been tamed by man, but no man can tame the tongue." (James 3:7a)