“She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.”
Today’s virtue is : Wisdom.
When I read this verse in Proverbs 31, I automatically thought of the teachers in my life. Not only teachers from school, but teachers from home, church, and dance class… all of those teachers took the wisdom that God gave them and shared it with me.
I’ve always loved learning and I’ve always loved making sure that my teachers knew that, by applying what I’ve learned .
I am so thankful for all of the teachers in my life (especially my momma).
God tells us that as women, we are supposed to speak with wisdom and be kind about it. That way in everything that we say and do, we can teach others about His wisdom and kindness. That is the most important thing about being a teacher, is teaching others about God and about who he is.
How can we always speak with wisdom? What does that even mean??
“Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding” (Proverbs 17:27-28).
Restraining what we say means that we THINK before we speak!
When someone asks you a question or is expecting you to say something (especially advice), THINK about how you’re going to answer or what you’re going to say, BEFORE you say it!
You can’t “unsay” things. Once you’ve said something, people can’t unhear what you’ve said. That’s why it’s SO important to not say anything unwise; to filter what goes through your mind and out of your mouth!
I know that we all have said things that we didn’t mean but couldn’t take it back, because we’ve already said it. It probably hurt some feelings and possibly lost some relationships. If you would’ve thought about everything before you said the things that you did, you probably wouldn’t feel that guilt feeling when you think about it.
It’s a hard habit to form, but whenever you’re about to put your two cents in, think about it for atleast five seconds before you say anything!
Try this strategy,
Answer these five questions within those five seconds of thinking before you say anything:
T– (is it TRUE?)
H– (is it HELPFUL?)
I– (is it INSPIRING?)
N– (is it NECESSARY?)
K– (is it KIND?)
What methods do you use to make sure that you speak with wisdom?
How do you present your wisdom without seeming like a “know it all”?