A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1
A harsh word stirs up anger…..
…..and causes arguments with my husband and kids.
…..and causes strife in my household.
…..and hurts other people’s feelings.
…..and will cause someone I love to shed tears.
…..and results in someone saying hurtful words in return.
…..and can crush hope, joy, laughter, and peace.
…..and this is not the way I want to be.
A gentle answer….
…..is my goal from now on. I might fail, probably more times than I would like to admit, but it will be my constant prayer.
…..will be my preferred response to my husband.
…..will be my preferred response to my kids calling for me, even when I am in the bathroom!
…..will make me a better mama.
…..will make my household a calmer place to be.
…..will breed more laughter and less tears.
…..will create a breeding ground for more joy, peace and gentleness. Some things that need to be more present in my life and household.
Onward I go to be the best wife and mama that God has set out for me to be. This is my goal for today and every day that God continues to bless me with.
Is a gentle answer something you struggle with too? I’d love to hear how you handle being more gentle with your words.
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