There are times I struggle so. I have learned it is essential to fill myself up with His Words - to a point they are overflowing. It is the only way my words are seldom in the mix.
Thankfully, He is bringing me along. I am praying I will stop throwing up road blocks hindering His transformation of my "self".
I find it doesn't take much though. Just one word here or there and much damage will occur. Inside and outside of my "self".
I am so thankful He is bigger than my "words". So thankful He is in total control. So thankful I have The Holy Spirit within as my Helper.
And so, so thankful He covers me with His Grace and Mercy - as He is continually transforming me to become more like Jesus. in the words my mouth speaks. in the thoughts my mind thinks. in the actions of my "self".