What Are You Really Saying?
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
One of the easiest things to do in today’s world is to fire off a text, send an email, or type a comment online without considering the implications of it. With our digital communication, so often we remove ourselves from the real emotions our words can stir. We think whatever we say online is innocuous. But the reality is that many of the most damaging words we say are words we would never actually say.
As you interact with other people with technology, be careful in what and how you communicate. Never use technology to communicate emotions. Instead, use only words that build others up and that would be helpful for them in their lives. And if you wouldn’t say it to someone’s face, simply don’t post it online either.
Thank God for the ability to communicate electronically in today’s world. Ask Him to help you discern if what you are posting is beneficial for others, and glorifying to Him.
Write this down on a piece of paper:
S – Search Me
E – Empty Me
L – Lead Me
F – Fill Me
Before you post anything online, pray this to God so that you can be clear that what you are posting will be worth posting!