If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. – 1 Peter 4:11 NIV
Our words are important. When we are slow to speak and choose our words thoughtfully, we give time for the Holy Spirit to impress upon us what to say. He always gives us the right words at the right time.
When we speak without thinking first, we often say things we may regret later. That’s why it is important to pray before every meaningful interaction that we have with others.
When we go to work and serve others, we sometimes make mistakes because we are still learning. It is okay to be patient with ourselves during the learning process. The Lord can correct anything that we mess up, and He doesn’t blame us for making mistakes. He lets us learn and move on.
Our Lord is worthy of praise for His patience with us! Amen.