Sunday, January 13, 2013

Overflow

Okay, so you know the little knob thingy you pull on your bathroom sink that stops the water from going down the drain? Well sometimes I think I should have one attached to the back of my head for moments when I want to pour out way to much emotion all at once without putting actual thought into what I'm saying. I'm an introvert and I tend to have that overly nice syndrome (that I have mentioned before) and I also to tend to go with the flow and put on a smiley face but the truth is everyone has their moment. I just tend to keep mine inside until one final thing bites my biscuit and all of a sudden I have a faucet of words pouring out of me (some not so nice words) all at once. OR I have those moments when I'm talking to someone and they start going through the list of things that are bothering them and in an instant I find myself surging with this power and in agreement with what the other person is ranting about. When I find myself in these situations I often find myself saying something cruddy and in the moment it feels like the greatest thing of all time to get my own frustrations off my chest only to find a few hours later (or minutes) I feel utterly disappointed in myself and mad for the lack of little knobby things that would have saved me the backlash of my words.

Being intentional about our words can be one of the hardest things to do especially when gossip turns up but I'm finding that checking in on my heart daily makes such a difference in what I will allow myself to say or take part in when others are talking. I remind myself of this verse I once heard at church, ever since I heard it I knew it was powerful.

"The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks."
Luke 6:45 NIV

"Out of the overflow of his heart the mouth speaks".....I'm so very thankful for this verse because I'm not perfect, I have spoken out of anger, resentment and bitterness. Yet when I think of this verse I think of a second chance because it reminds me of the power of what we say and that I need to be intentional about what I store up in my heart so that when I speak its like a treasure offering something good that builds up and just plain loves....and best of all no knobby things are needed:).


XOXO
Nicole


8 comments:

  1. Your so wonderful girlie. :) I like your faucet analogy. I'm here if you ever want to email privately about whats on your mind or heart.
    imperfectlyperfectgrace@yahoo.com

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    1. You know I will, thanks for your constant encouragement!

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  2. I think this is one we ALL have to work on.

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    1. I know, its a tough one! Great to see you again:)

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  3. Being intentional is something I am really working on! Found you via Casey Wiegand!

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    1. Thanks for coming by, I hope to see you again!

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  4. I have had a problem biting my tongue basically my entire life - it's something I work on daily, and like you said you have to be very intentional about it! I found a really cute print on etsy that I want to buy and frame and put somewhere in the house that I will see it a lot as a constant reminder {http://www.etsy.com/listing/112188155/luke-645-floral-8-x-10} it's actually from the same verse :)

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    1. Oh my goodness love that print! Thanks for sharing, I will probably have to buy that:).

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