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Before.

 
My pops sent me this picture today via email. I think that it’s perfect for me  because I tend to “do” a lot of things without the “before” part (namely #2). I tend to say a whole lot before my mind has completely processed what’s coming out of my mouth. I know a lot of people like this (no filter), and many would say there’s nothing wrong with it. However, in my own experiences, I’ve found myself backtracking on many occasions or having to further explain myself because what I said came across in a negative way, and it didn’t even convey what was actually in my head. 

…but everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger…

I think that a wise person would heed these words. I can be the opposite…quick to anger and speak and slow to hear. It’s a bad combination of personality traits, if you ask me. I’m thankful that as a human being, there’s always room for growth and improvement. We can continually surrender ourselves and allow more of Him to shine through us.

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