Speak With Self-Restraint

And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient. (2 Timothy 2:24) 
We don’t have to avoid difficult conversations with anyone, but we do have to avoid quarreling and fighting.
The church must not be guilty of silence,  but we have to speak with self-restraint. 
Silence comes from the fear of man, but arguing comes from a failure to trust God. 

If we speak with peace and integrity, we can be the voice of those who have no power or help!
God I don’t want to tempted into fear or silence when you prompt me to speak. Let me represent you well!
The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe. (Proverbs 29:25)
When I read this devotion it blessed me. I pray after reading this you are encouraged to speak with restraint. Bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. Remember to be even-tempered, preserving peace, patient and tolerant when wronged.
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!