Monday, May 21, 2012

Proverbs 29:11

A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man holds it back.

My friend Mary DeMuth posted this verse on Facebook right when I needed it. I’d just read an article by a Christian that insulted me (not specifically, but generally) in a very hurtful, condescending way, and I was so upset I wanted to fire off some angry blog post in response.

But this verse reminded me that it’s not necessary. I have been blessed with a job that is a mission given to me by God. I love what I do and I’m not afraid to admit it.

If I don’t live up to other people’s ideas of what a Christian should be like, whose fault is that? Not mine! My conscience is clear before Jesus, and He’s all that matters.

Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, with integrity and godly sincerity. We have done so, relying not on worldly wisdom but on God’s grace.
2nd Corinthians 1:12 (TNIV)


  1. Well said. And I bet you feel better. I love when God speaks to us when we need it most.

  2. Thanks Heather! Yes, I do feel better. I talked it over with Captain Caffeine, too, and he approved.