The Power of Pause

Posted on January 6, 2015 by



James 3: 3-5 The Untamable Tongue

My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. Indeed,[a] we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things.

TEAM Centurion

“Where There are Friends, There is Wealth”
– Plautas (3rd century)

12/18/2014 by Joel

Have you ever felt like you had to defend yourself?  Someone knew exactly what to say to get under your armor and stick that dagger close to your heart.  Your heart rate started climbing.  Your body released the fight or flight adrenaline and you can feel it coursing through your veins.  It’s on!  Emotionally, you are already on your toes, reaching for your sword, and are about to defend yourself, and take some flesh while you’re at it.  No one talks to me like that and gets away with it.

Pause ButtonPause.
Take a second to create some space.   (click “read more” at the right to continue reading)

“I can’t help how I feel,” you justify.  “That hurt and I have every right to defend myself and fight back.”

Create some separation between you and…

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