Proverbs 17:27-28 King James Version (KJV)27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
To know when to speak is a must in life. Wisdom comes as time moves forward. We learn and grow from things that happen to us in life. We can not allow the negative words spoken to us to hold us back. We can not allow the actions of someone else to hold us back. God has given each of us freedom to make our own decisions when we grow up. Maybe some of us just need to grow up now! Leaving the past in the past and using positive words to ourselves. I find hard when I am reminded of a situation in the past and I must fight my own thoughts.
2 Corinthians 5:17-21 New King James Version (NKJV)Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
When we give our hearts to God, our hearts become happy. Old things are gone and now a new beginning is set before us. If we could only remember that verse above. God wants us to live in freedom of words and actions in our lives. Purpose to make this a good day, say kind words and live in the joy of knowing God has your now under control. Don't allow the enemy of your soul or people to stop you from making this a great day.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.