Rein In The Tongue

“He said…”, “She said…” …That’s what I heard
“God’s honest truth?”… “Yes, every word!”
I’d bet we’ve all fallen prey to the gossip game
Because the tongue is the most difficult beast to tame

So when you are tempted with juicy nuggets to dispel
Remember not every story is yours to tell
Think before you speak, put yourself in their place
Practicing what you’ve received through God’s grace

Idle gossip makes you judge, jury and executioner
But if facts aren’t true…shouldn’t you have acquitted her?
Keep a strong rein on your tongue and you’ll find
You can extinguish the flame of gossip every time

Let some of that junk go in one ear and out the other
Use your words only to lift up a brother
In reading my work, you might think I’m trying to preach
But God is using this gift – Yes, it’s “me” He’s trying to teach

But if they speak to your heart and I can bring you along
Steer you away from things I’ve done wrong
Then my purpose for writing these words is done
Teaching both of us how to rein in the tongue

Author: Marie Fitts

Wife, Mom, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Friend, Writer, Dog Lover, Grated in and Grateful, Child of the Most High God!

1 thought on “Rein In The Tongue”

  1. This article should be on the front page of every publication. It is so easy to repeat ugly things
    and so difficult to recover.

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