Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor. 15:58


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Stubbing that Toe... by Stacey W.

Stubbing that Toe…..

Have you ever stubbed your toe? I mean really stub it to the point of tears?

I have and boy does it hurt!!!

My eyes swell up with tears, I am hopping around on one foot (like that’s going to take the pain away) and holding my toe while holding my breath.

Not a pretty site…….

But what about when we stub our tongue?  When we make a statement that is not so friendly or express our emotions with unkind words?

Or maybe the meaning behind our words is taken out of context because we expressed our emotions incorrectly.

Well…….I did just that very thing this week. I didn’t mean to be offensive. I didn’t mean for my tongue to be stubbed, but it was and I did.

I allowed my emotions to overtake my fingers and post a status expressing my feelings that I shouldn’t have.

Poor judgment on my part~

(I am a big girl and can admit my down falls)

It was an “OMGOSH” can you believe that just happened?? And as the situation continued to escalate, for me and those around me sitting in disbelief, I stubbed my tongue through my fingers and voiced my opinion.


Yes I am still a work in progress :)

I could list all the reasons as to why I and the other parents were upset, I could justify why my feelings/emotions and attempt to validate my way of expression but I won’t. For me to grow and learn spiritually, I must take responsibility for my short comings and moments of weakness.

So as I hold my tongue, hop on one foot, while holding my breath today, my prayer today is my others to learning from my “stubbing” moment.

 God’s grace is amazing as I have received several apologies from others who witnessed last night incident, those expressing their heartfelt remorse to our girls and parents.

Isn’t our daddy God great that way?? :)

As my daddy God continues to work on me concerning my words and thoughts, I have now surrendered to him my posting privileges and bridled my “fingers” as well as my tongue. I pray for anyone else suffering from a “stubbing” moment, that you too will surrender it all to Jesus and let him be the healer of your words~

To be a witness of Christ love, grace and mercy, we need to walk and talk in His image and be careful not to stub our “toe”

Much Love~


James 1:26

New King James Version (NKJV)

26 If anyone among you[a] thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless.

Stacey blogs at Shakin' the Foundation


  1. Oh, I've been there, done that, too many times. Really battled with my tongue for several years. I'm better now, but still, on occasion, someone says something that rubs me the wrong way and before I know it, I've smarted off right back. It never makes the situation better and just creates more obstacles to get over to mend the relationship. We're all still learning that discipline of self-control, but at least we're trying.

  2. Hi Stacey - I think I stub my toe so regularly that its numb now, lol. I think the best thing here, is that you have taken this and used it to your own disadvantage to make a Godly point, brave lady! God bless, from one toe stubber to another!

  3. Oh thank you both ladies for admitting to be a "toe stubber" as well :)) It makes me feel better to know I am not alone in this area and how great our daddy God is in His correction and love for us all!!

    Blessings to you both!!