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Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Food for Thought!!!

Can you believe this is already our 4th "Friday Food for Thought"?  Where in the world does the time get to?!?  It's only 4.5 months until CHRISTmas!!! 
Now that is a scary, huh?!?!
;-)

Today's thought is this....

In what category do you fall....
"Piece of my mind"....or "peace of mind"?!?

I think all of us would love to line up behind "peace of mind"....but way too often because we feel we have to explain....or defend....or get our point across....or are easily offended....if we would just admit it, we probably all have been guilty of giving 
"a piece of my mind".

God has been working in my heart about this subject for quite some time.  I won't elaborate a lot today on these thoughts....just share a few verses of scripture and quotes with you that might be helpful to you, too!!

Proverbs 12:16
A fool shows his annoyance at once,
but a prudent man overlooks an insult.

Psalm 44:6-7
I do not trust in my bow (harsh words).  
My sword does not bring me victory (revenge),
but YOU give us victory over our enemies,
YOU put our adversaries to shame.

"You're never persuasive when you're abrasive."

"We can't always choose our battles, 
but we can make choices to affect the outcome!!"

And, don't you agree, this little quote goes along with our thought for today....
"a mind is a terrible thing to waste"

Speaking entirely for myself....I don't have a lot of mind to waste....and giving someone a piece of my mind....well, there just isn't enough to go around!!!
ha! ha!


HOPE you have a blessed Friday, Sweet Reader!!!

In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

5 comments:

  1. Hi Deb,

    Priceless post, I certainly try to share my mind too much, but do hanker after peace of mind. Thank you for sharing this and helping us to focus.

    God Bless - Nita. Love the image at the end.

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  2. LOL The picture is a hoot!

    Oh I have certainly handed out little pieces of my mind. Now I need them back! LOL

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. "and giving someone a piece of my mind....well, there just isn't enough to go around!!!"

    Me, too, darlin'!!!! :o) It's so much easier just to let go and let God take care of the people who do us wrong. You can waste way too much time on giving someone what you think they deserve, and then STILL not feel any satisfaction. That's a hard lesson to learn!

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  4. Deb, it is a peaceful Friday! Thanks for giving us a good note to go into the weekend with. I'm too often giving my piece of mind and I'm running out...lol
    Happy Friday dear friend!

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  5. Following you from GFC blog hop :)

    I need to have more peace of mind when communicating with my husband, rather than giving him a piece of my mind lol..

    In all seriousness though, this post spoke right to my heart.. 'tis better to have peace of mind than to give someone a piece my mind.

    Praise you in this storm is one of my most favorite songs :)

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Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24