Does your mouth ever get you in trouble? Are you puzzled as to why some of your relationships are on the rocks or non-existent? Are you one to “speak your mind”?
If so, you may justify your actions by saying, “I was only telling the truth.” Telling the truth is good, but telling it all the time without discretion is not. I once heard someone say, “Always tell the truth, but don’t always be telling it.” It takes wisdom and self-control to know when to keep your mouth shut. I can attest that it is not always easy, but the wise King Solomon states over and over in the book of Proverbs how it is the fool who is always talking, but the wise man who can overlook an insult.
Do you use your words to destroy or build? Encourage or discourage? If you have relationships that need mended check your words. Do you need to give more grace? After all, you do reap what you sow. And speaking for myself I sure can use grace.
So, keep speaking the truth, but learn when it’s time to keep that truth to yourself. You will be doing you and all your relationships a favor.