Today let me share with you a short story I read somewhere, "What you say can mean life or death. Those who speak with care
will be rewarded" Proverbs 18:21.
Once upon a time, an old man spread rumors that his neighbor was a thief. As a result, the young man was arrested. Days later he was proven innocent.

After being released, he sued the old man for wrongly accusing him.

In court, the old man told the judge, "They were just comments, they didn't harm anyone". The judges, before passing sentence on the case, told the old man, "write all the things you said about him on a piece of paper, cut it up into little piece's and on the way home, throw the pieces of paper out of your car window. Tomorrow, come back to hear the sentence".

The next day, the judge told the old man, "Before receiving the sentence, I want you to go out and gather up all the pieces of paper that you threw out of your car window yesterday". The old man said, "I can't do that! The wind spread them all over the place and I won't know where to find them"

Then the judge replied, "The same way, simple words and comments may destroy the honor of a person to such an extent that a person will not be able to fix it. If you can't speak well of someone, don't say anything at all."

What have you learnt? Someone once said you can destroy what took decades to build with words of mouth, I tell you today to be master of your mouth, so that you won't be slaves of your words.
Some will argue that a closed mouth is a closed destiny, but I tell you today that knowing when and when not to talk is very vital. Gossips are worse than thieves because they steal another person's dignity, honor, reputation and credibility which are impossible to restore. Remember this "When your feet slip, you can always recover your balance, but when your tongue slips, you can never recover your words", words are like eggs, once spoken can't be gathered back into one piece.
Stay blessed as you bridle your tongue.

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