The other day my daughter came home from school with a cute little crown they made for the 100th day of school. I told her that she looked cute and she told me no she didn’t, that she looked stupid! I asked her where she got that from and she said a couple girls in her class said she looked stupid.
I tried to comfort her and tell her she didn’t look stupid, that she was beautiful and God thinks she is beautiful. She asked why they would say that. I tried to explain to her that kids just say stuff. That sometimes they don’t have a filter.
She asked what that was.. I started to explain it to her and she said, like in the fish tank! I said yep and asked her what it does. She told me it keeps it clean, and I asked how.. she said by taking out the poop and nasty stuff. EXACTLY!!! (man she is so smart!)
I told her that we all, even grownups, need to filter what comes out of our mouths. We need to stop and think before we let it come out our mouths.. filter it. I think she gets it! Anyways I hope she does, as well as any 5 year old can.
So many of us need to work on this, me especially. I am still better than I was but sometimes my ‘filter’ must be a little clogged because it doesn’t always catch everything. So thankful for God’s grace on this and for forgiveness from Him, my loving husband and sweet daughter!!
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen ~Ephesians 4:29
The tongue has the power of life and death" ~Proverbs 18:21
We sent Timothy, who is our brother and God's fellow worker in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith ~1 Thessalonians 3:2
Therefore encourage each other with these words
~1 Thessalonians 4:18
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching ~Hebrews 10:25