Have you ever noticed that most rich and successful people answer questions with something like, “Ahhh, let me sleep on it.” They take time for their inner, creative man to show them various ways to answer a question. God even tells us to open our mouths wide and He will fill them. Let the spirit speak what He is to speak. We need to give our spirit man time to search out a matter and not be rash to answer someone so quickly. Note the scriptures below on the matter:
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
- Proverbs 14:28-30 (in Context) Proverbs 14 (Whole Chapter)
- Proverbs 21:5
The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
- Proverbs 21:4-6 (in Context) Proverbs 21 (Whole Chapter)
- Proverbs 29:20
Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
- Proverbs 29:19-21 (in Context) Proverbs 29 (Whole Chapter)
- Ecclesiastes 5:2
Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.
- Ecclesiastes 5:1-3 (in Context) Ecclesiastes 5 (Whole Chapter)
- Ecclesiastes 7:9
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
- Ecclesiastes 7:8-10 (in Context) Ecclesiastes 7 (Whole Chapter)
- Ecclesiastes 8:3
Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.
- Ecclesiastes 8:2-4 (in Context) Ecclesiastes 8 (Whole Chapter)
Speaking too soon is just foolish. Slow down and allow God to do the hard work for you. If you don’t believe in Him, start learning. Ask.
Rev Essie Scott