"Don't use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful,
so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them."
Ephesians 4:29 NLT
Have you ever regretted something you said? That's a silly question...we've ALL said something we wish we could take back! Our words are like toothpaste in a tube and our mouth is the tube. Once you squeeze the toothpaste out, can you get it back inside the tube? Not without cutting the end of the tube off. Once it's out, it's out.
Our words are the very same. Once we speak them out of our mouth, there is no getting them back. They are out there, floating around speaking to those who hear. Are those words good and helpful? I think we forget just how dangerous our tongue can be.
"21 The tongue can bring death or life…"
Proverbs 18:21 NLT
One way we can be sure to speak words that are good and helpful is to T.H.I.N.K. before we speak!
Are the words we putting out there…
If we cannot answer 'yes' to each of those questions...perhaps we shouldn't say what's on our mind...just a thought. I think if we would seriously take a few minutes to think through what the consequences of our words would be, we might speak more carefully.
"19 …You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry."
James 1:19 NLT
I am working on being more aware of what comes out of my mouth...will you join me?
Have a blessed day!!