Having the last word does not make us the winner. It sometimes just makes us the person who has to talk the most.
Knowing when to stay quiet can make us the ultimate champion.
I have learned to fight a good number of battles in silence. There are times when I must speak up, however, most times I stay quiet. Fighting my battles in silence gives me time to think things through. It gives me clarity and a quiet spirit.
What we must remember is that shutting our mouths does not quiet our spirit. Quieting our spirit takes some practice. There is no automatic process, this takes work. 1 Peter 3:4 - Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.
There have been times in my life wherein I have been hurt or overwhelmed by a situation. Before I learned the gift of a quiet spirit, shutting me up was quite a challenge. I was certainly a last word woman.
God has taught me that a meek and quiet spirit almost always wins the war. I have learned to pray in the midst of chaos.
Nothing more challenging then shutting up in the midst of a confrontation. "I have heard people say - Lilly, your silence speaks volumes." Here is the big takeaway, God sees and hears all. So if I said it, he heard it and I can't take it back. But, guess what? It is hard to argue with a silent person. The only voice everyone else will hear is the one that is shouting.
Silence does not make you weak, knowing when to be silent makes you pretty darn strong. There is a time to speak and a time to remain quiet. What we have to learn is when we should use one or the other.
If you desire to have the last word, go for it! I am not in a place to tell you what to do, however, what I do know is that God has answered many of my prayers in my silence.
Find that quiet strength that will cause you to soar. Simply Know When to Speak and then know when to Shut up!
Meditate on that!