A chapter of my life closed tonight unexpectedly. I'm no longer working from home. I was completely blindsided and it was very unexpected.
It's no secret that I've had a sharp tongue in the past. It comes from years and years of having sharp tongues modeled for me. It's a product of being quick-witted. Growing up, I was the queen of getting the last word.
But it's not who I desire to be.
Here's a little of what the Bible says about it:
A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. ~Proverbs 14:29
Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. ~Proverbs 16:32
Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. ~Proverbs 12:18
He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity. ~ Proverbs 21:23
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue [is] the law of kindness ~Proverbs 31:26
I'm a work in progress. I'm not going to lie. There are times that my tongue (and flesh) wins. And oh boy... do I have to repent and then go right the wrong. But tonight, I handled myself with grace. All the Scriptures that I've poured over during my time of repenting, were running through my head as I formed my response. My time in the Word was fruitful.
I'm amazed at the growth. Still hurt and confused but amazed.
As far as the adoption... have no fear! When God called us to adopt again, He knew all this! And now we are on the edge of our seat, waiting to see the provision for our adoption unfold.