Sometimes we need to take a minute to just stop and think. There's nothing wrong with thinking about what you're going to say before you say it. There's nothing wrong with considering how your words might actually affect someone else for better or worse. When we're young, we have a tendency to fly off the handle and tell everybody what we're thinking as soon as we think it. It's usually better to give ourselves a chance to think things through, especially before we make decisions. And especially if those decisions have far-reaching consequences for our lives or the lives of those we love. Possible life-altering decisions require more than a little thought, talking to friends or those we would consider wise counsel, and above all, prayer.