Here's what I chose...or more what God chose for me...
Hot dang... what a verse that has already taken a hold of my life....
Let me start off by saying my mother's side of the family is Italian... so yes, the Italian blood is in me.
& I think the Mafia side of that blood has killed off any other blood that was in my body, because I'm hot headed like most Italians... & that also answers for my love of all things pasta.
But take note... No "Snookie" or Jersey tan for me.
With that Italian side comes the effect of having a quick mouth..... Slow to speak? Ha - I don't even know what that is.
Tap into that Italian side & the other part of that verse - Slow to anger? An even bigger HA! .... Remember my Italian blood, but my dad is a red head... so I have a quick lit temper.
Ask Ricky... I guarantee he's somewhere reading this shaking his head & giving an AMEN!!!
I've heard the verse before, but this time, its been the center of my days. I've memorized it - I repeat it - I'm FOCUSING on it (shout out to my One word for 2013)... this verse has become a part of my life.
... & I've failed at it...
Italian blood or not...just plain human
I still have gotten angry, I still have spoken before I thought what was coming out of my mouth would hurt someone, I have cut off people before they finished their thoughts because I wasn't quick to LISTEN...
...but guess what? I HAVE improved on it...
but steps & progress in the right direction
This verse will definitely be a part of my life from now on.
Because I want that righteous life that God desires for me... I don't want to mess that up...
& I want people to know they are being heard, & my words don't hurt them in return...
I want people to see God in me when they talk to me & I enter into a conversation with them
What's hardest for you? Quick to listen - Slow to speak - slow to become angry?