Here's how my mother put it to me, "Just because it enters your mind does not mean it needs to exit your mouth!" Even though in my mind, I'm thinking my thoughts are in order and really need to be heard by others, I must give the final approval of releasing words from my mouth to the Holy Spirit. Remember, He Who is Love knows best!
- You can say the right thing at the wrong time.
- You can say the right thing the wrong way.
- You can say the right thing to the wrong person/people.
- You can say the right thing at the right time to the right person with the wrong attitude.
Anyone who loves God loves mercy. Mercy is often conveyed through words or the absence of them. Let the Holy Spirit decide and direct what exits your mind through your mouth. He'll keep you in love and wisdom.