Eric Speir

Thrive In Your Faith and Family

The Best Advice When You’re Tempted To Say Something Stupid

Do you occasionally put your foot in your mouth? I have on several occasions. I’m actually pretty good at it.

Just recently, I insulted my oldest daughter and I wasn’t even trying. I simply said something without thinking about it. After saying it I realized my stupidity.

My mouth tends to get me in trouble a lot. I have a quick sense of humor and I sometimes say things I later regret. I’m not as bad as I used to be though.

I’m learning to keep silent when I’m tempted to say something stupid. The Bible refers to people who can’t keep silent as fools. It has a whole book devoted to helping fools be smarter.

Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

Proverbs 17:28

According to the Bible the best thing you can do when you’re tempted to say something stupid is to keep silent. People who are deemed as intelligent usually do a good job of keeping their mouths in check.

It’s hard to get in trouble for something you didn’t say.

Question: Does your mouth ever get you in trouble?

About Eric

I'm a pastor, writer and serial encourager. I like to help people to grow in their relationship with God. I live outside of Atlanta, GA. I've written a book, Stubborn Faith: 30 Day Devotional Guide For New Growth. It's available for download on Amazon. Feel free to follow me on Twitter at @ericspeir

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