Skip to main content

Proverbs 13-Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips, comes to ruin.

Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with blog post.

Proverbs 13:3 says, "Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin." Boy, oh boy, do I know this scripture. And I'm not saying that to boast either. In fact, I have learned some time ago that pride and boasting won't get anybody that far at all. So, boasting I am not, believe me. Proverbs 13:3 is a verse that makes me laugh at my old self as I shake my head in utter and sheer embarrassment of being so ignorant and downright unenlightened back then. Why? Because I used to just run my mouth and I didn't even know what I was talking about. Plus I wasn't a good listener. But, God spared my blindness, my oblivion, and the fog I lived in. Won't He do it? Yes He will. Thank you Lord for shining your light on me. Isn't God good? All the time. 

Proverbs 13:3 says we need to speak when it's time and shut our mouths when it will not help anybody. I know now that if we do not learn the mastery of speech and the what, when, where, why, who, and how we use it, we will eventually come to some type of ruin. And people will also cut us off and not respect us. As I said, becoming better listeners is part of it. 
 photo ISH Signature_zps7zfuxzga.png


Popular posts from this blog

I feel free

Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with blog post. How are you feeling today? What kind of head space have you been in lately? I ask, because I'm just wondering if anybody feels like me -- free like me. Free as an eagle. Free as can be. That's right, out with doing business the old stale way and in with a fresh new operation. It's a shifting happening in the atmosphere of Sharon's life and I'm moving on to the big and awesome things God has for me. What  do you say for yourself? What are you speaking over your life? What it is for you?  For me, I am no longer afraid to go out in the deep end. I am no longer afraid to fly higher, I am no longer concerned about what I have or do not have, and I am no longer concerned about what anybody thinks or says. Who the heck cares anymore? I don't. Because God tells me he doesn't give me a spirit of fear or timidity ( 2 Timothy 1 :7) , but He gives me a spirit of love, confidence, power, self-control, and

God blesses whomever he wants to bless, whenever he wants to bless them

Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with blog post. When I was going through a dark time -- when I had nothing -- there was a certain person who helped me sometimes. She helped me whenever she basically felt like it, but she did help, and for that I'm appreciative. But, something interesting happened after I started growing out of my despair. Something interesting started happening when I no longer needed her for anything. And something interesting happened even though I remained kind and grateful towards. The interesting thing that happened was that she started hating on me. She started treating me differently. At first I was really bothered by it, because I thought she and her husband were nice people I wanted in my life. I liked that they had a sense of compassion and were interested in helping people who were down and low. That really appealed to me, because I was raised that way; my mother was raised that way; her mother was raised that way, and it goes back to as fa

Protecting My Peace - Day 98 - Momentum and Movement, That’s What's Up

Click to listen to current podcast episode. “Never Giving Up” are power-words — strong affirmations that give us momentum and movement. That’s what’s up. We can do so much more in our lives when we have momentum and movement. It’s about standing, literally and not sitting or laying around feeling sorry for ourselves. I used to do that once upon a time and that sorrowful thinking is for the birds. We don’t have to be down. We can get up and get going even if we start small. In fact, I love starting small, because it helps set a firm foundation of habits and routines. Momentum and movement will help us get and maintain a position of strength to do what God says we can do. CLICK  to get my latest ebook collection that will help you get MOVING regarding the things you want in your life.