Monitor Your Words
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29
With only a few words, we can give someone a smile that could last for days, or a broken heart that could last them a lifetime. Words have the power to heal or harm, mend or destroy. Words can be our worst enemy, or our best friend. Yet it’s so easy for us to forget the power of a spoken word.
God knew when he created us that we would be impulsive creatures. He knew that we would need some direction with how to use our ability to speak. And he tells us that we should only communicate those words that will benefit others.
Because words are so powerful, we must monitor everything that comes out of our mouths. Not only to our spouse and children, but also to everyone we come in contact with throughout our day.
Before any harsh and impulsive words have a chance to leave your mouth, take some time to consider others. Remember the power that your words possess. And develop the habit of only using words that are helpful for building others up according to their needs
Dear God, I know you want me to closely monitor the words that come out of my mouth. Help me to always be mindful of your instruction to use my speech to lift others up and encourage them. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
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