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We have all been in those moments. Moments when something is sad or done to us and the next thing we know our temperature begins to boil and then BAM we being to spout words we know later we will regret. Our tongues can build an individual, they can edify God and they can destroy a person in a matter of minutes.
When I was a teenager my grandmother was constantly reminding me that my words could make or break me. She would often tell me ” you catch more flies with sugar than you do with vinegar”. As I have grown older I am learning just what she meant.
In today’s society, we seem to have forgotten the concept of watching what comes out of our mouths. Weighing out our words and making sure that our words line up with God’s truths. Instead, we live in a society that is filled with so much hate and fear that spouting out hurtful words seems to be the only way we feel heard.
This mindset hurts us:
It hurts us spiritually.
It hurts us emotionally.
It hurts our testimony.
We know this and yet we struggle with our words every single day!!!
With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.
Our tongue is the hardest body part to control and yet as a Christian, we really must strive to do so. Even in those rough moments when we are ready to explode.
The world is watching.
Our children are watching.
Our husbands are watching.
Let’s strive to be different from all of those around us. Let’s try to control the things that come out of our mouths and instead of joining the world in the bashing let’s instead chose to use our words to praise God and build up those are around us.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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