The quality that always gets my attention in other women is the ability to look serene, and not have the need to defend or explain oneself. When they do speak their speech is full of love, laughter, encouragement. Never a negative word do they speak. Their faces shine with an inner beauty! THAT'S WHAT I WANT!
Prov 17 v 28: Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace (keeps quiet - yep); when he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive!
Even a fool is considered wise when keeping quiet. Very valuable lesson there!
One of the areas in which I can improve (there are many) is "pick your fight", as in - How important is it? For example, if I say its black and you say its grey, does it really matter? Is it worth causing an argument over? Is it worth fracturing a relationship for? No! It isn't!
Something I've been training myself to do with those closest to me when I disagree or if I feel wronged, I tell myself "let it go, let it go" and I have been practising that. It certainly takes the wind out of the sails of a potential argument.
Yes, I want to learn to be quiet (a quiet, content person). I want to cultivate an inner peace and as 1 Peter 3 v 4 says: Let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible ornament of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.
My encouragement to you if you too find it difficult to keep quiet - let it go, and if its truly unfair - let God, He will!
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