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Foot-In-Mouth-Itis

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I have a confession to make – I suffer from foot-in-mouth-itis.

While the medical profession in North America has yet to officially acknowledge this term I’m sure there are countless other people who unfortunately share the same infliction. It could be an ill-timed joke, a well meant joke that is worded the wrong or or just flat out dropping the ball and saying something I shouldn’t, all of my friends and family know that my lips are basically a timebomb waiting to explode.

Trust me, I’ve tried to my hardest to fix this problem but it seems like there’s nothing I can do.

While reading through articles on Relevant – yes, I’m still slowly reading through the articles on my RSS feed – I came across a gem from Joey Spiegel where he opened his article by writing:

Ever found yourself in an argument that you later realized wasn’t worth it? I have. I can’t shut my mouth sometimes. If somebody says something that pushes my buttons, my initial reaction can be fierce and divisive. As a Christian—and as a pastor—I struggle with this.

Whoa, hold up!

You mean those cool, calm and collected people whose sermons I soak up each Sunday suffer from the same affliction?

Knowing that I’m in good company helped me tremendously in dealing with some regret over some ill-timed comments that I’ve recently made. Thanks Joey!

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Written by Ryan

August 23, 2007 at 1:32 am

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