Proverbs 21:29 The wicked bluff their way through, but the virtuous think before they act.
I taught my kids "Patience is a virtue." I should have also taught them "It is virtuous to think before you act." Thank goodness they are both pretty good at that! God often steps in when we try our best but just don't know what we need to know yet! Thank you God.
We have all heard people state with a bit of pride "That is just how I am, I act before I think." Or "I am always speaking before I think." It tells us right here that to be virtuous that we must think before we act. If we bluff our way through we are doing what is wrong. We need to stop and think before we speak, before we act...we need to be honest enough with ourselves and others to say "I just don't know."
Deep down we all want to be virtuous, I hope, here is one way to be just that... think before we act.