I did something stupid. All on my own and for no good reason.
Fortunately nobody got hurt, just a little embarrassment on my part. But ugh! I just hate it because it was SO stupid.
As usual, it was my mouth and my recklessness that got me into trouble. Is there a more deadly combination? I volunteered to do something, not because God called me to do it, but because I was on a guilt trip (not with a tour guide, I went on this one all by myself!).
Ultimately everything worked out and will be okay. The woman involved was extraordinarily gracious and encouraging when I apologized to her. So there's the happy ending to this story. I've been forgiven by both God and the woman involved, but I'd like to avoid a repeat performance. Here's what I'd like to be able to say:
"My mouth will speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart will be understanding," Psalm 49:3.
'Cuz I'm fairly certain that if the meditation of my heart had been understanding, I wouldn't have done something so stupid in the first place.
Praise God for His patience with His children!