I Didn’t Mean It

The things that come out of your mouth come from your heart. Matthew 15:18 (NIV)

Sometimes people will say “I didn’t mean to say that.”  The problem with that statement is the Bible tells us that the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart.  If you want to ensure that good things come out of your mouth, you need to ensure that good things are in your heart.  Make an effort to guard your heart (monitor what you see, think and hear) so only good things will come out of your mouth.  You can’t blame your mouth for the things you’ve said to others – it’s a heart issue.  Think about ways in which you can guard your heart this week to help you speak to others how you would want them to speak to you.