Proverbs 18:21 KJV - Death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
What this means is that every word that comes out of your mouth can give life or kill a life. Every word spoken will come back to you. Many of you think you have the right to say what you want to say and when. You don't, not in Gods eyes and instruction. You do not have the right to harm others with your mouth. Once you speak those words you can never take them back. Even though you say "I am sorry" it never erases the pain you have caused emotionally. Trust and value are diminished. Respecting you can be hard for the one or ones you have offended. Verbal abuse should never be accepted or tolerated. Abuse is abuse.
As we age we should mature. As we mature we should have mastered some things and eliminated some issues. This can only happen by asking God to help you. Matthew 11:28 NLT says, Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
If you are doing the same things, saying the same things, you are stuck. Own it and get unstuck. Seek wisdom. If you are living your life in reverse it is time to shift that gear into drive and go forward.
Be careful today and always of what you say to others and yourself. Think before you speak. A hot tempered person is one who is afraid and God did not give you the spirit of fear. 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT says, For God did not give us a spirit of fear and tmidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
Speak life and be blessed.