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The Power of the Pause

The power of the PAUSE. The intentional delay in talking to gather our thoughts. Think of a pause as a way to catch our breath so we won’t have to eat our words. I realize many of us (Including me) have eaten so much crow we actually have developed a taste for it, but eating crow is not a delicacy.

A pause allows our mind to catch up to our mouth.

It also allows our body language not to go cuckoo when we are majorly offended by something. ( Prevents the violent shaking of fingers, heads, and eyeballs popping out of sockets.)

If negative words spill out they might be effective, but will they have a positive effect? No word is ever as effective as the perfectly timed pause.

I think God does some of His best work in the “pause” moments.

Instead of being “quick on the draw” with an untamed tongue, practice pausing and let God, our solid rock, rearrange, interrupt, and redirect our words today. It’s a good thing. A real good thing.

Here’s to a good day!

1Peter 3:10 “For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.”

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Let’s talk serious for a second. Satan wants to defeat, discourage and destroy our relationships.

His attacks are not to trip us up or knock us down. He wants to take us out. He begins by tempting us with a chip on our shoulder. That little chip can fester into something huge. Bigger than we ever imagined. It can cripple us entirely and make us hostile toward everything and everyone.

“Chipsters” [as we call them] are easily offended. They expect trouble, so they are always ready for it. Always wanting to fight someone over any little thing. For the record, we do not have to accept the invitation to every fight.

We always have a choice in life. Today, let’s choose joy. We can stand there scratchin’ our noggin or we can surrender the chip to Jesus and watch change happen. Life is too short to live with a chip on the shoulder. The only chip I want is a chocolate one.

Just keepin’ it real……

1 Corinthians 10:13 “…..God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”

I feel the start of something new