I ramble a lot less on this blog than I do in real life. Being able to edit, delete, and pause I can thoughtfully put words to screen and share as much, or as little, as I feel led.
In real life though? Oh boy. I ramble. Have you ever had a conversation with someone, and in some sort of “out of body experience” you can hear yourself going on….and on…and on…and you can’t figure out why someone won’t shut that girl up?
Yeah. That happens to me a lot, unfortunately. And then I go back to my desk/car/wherever and wonder what in the world I just said and why did those words just NOT STOP coming out of my mouth?
I love words. It’s why I have a blog. And why I have a bachelor’s in English and a masters in Liberal Studies. Mama loves her some words (shout out to Villanova while I’m at it…my heart wishes I could be starting a new school year there again!). But I’m starting to realize … maybe in the wisdom that comes with age? ha….that maybe I need to …ahem…listen more?
God has been revealing a lot to my heart about this through my study of Proverbs. I joined the She Reads Truth girls a little late on this study but I love reading this book of the Bible. I’m reading through it in the Message translation because it puts a fresh perspective on something I might have read 100 times before. Here are some of the verses that have stood out to me:
I don’t know about you, but I want my words – written and spoken – to be fruit, not poison. Praying that God would help me edit my real life self as much as He gives me the wisdom to edit my writing. I’ll choose word-poverty to have a richer life, where I hear more than I speak.
Has God been speaking to you through any Bible studies lately? I’d love to hear about it and know how I can pray for you!