Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Do you ever do stupid stuff? Or is it just me?

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!


chewhi said...

oh yes I do... it's not just you!

Kris said...

Yep... me too.

Tiffany said...

I'm often reminded of the verse, "When words are many, sin is not absent." I can't remember where it is--sorry! When you are a big talker like me it's just a matter of time before you are sinning in some way or another. I'm getting better in my old age though.

Tree Climbing Mom said...

If it helps at all, Tiffany, I often say that I want to be like you when I grow up!

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