What Comes In Your Brain Doesn’t Always Have
To Come Out Your Mouth!
Somewhere we have lost the ability to be polite. It seems that whatever we think, we say. Our greatest challenge is controlling what we say.
Psalm 141:3 “LORD, help me control my tongue; help me be careful about what I say.”
I grew up hearing, “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Did your mother say that to you?
Your tongue and mine are capable of tremendous harm. We are guilty of gossip, backbiting, and dropping ideas into people’s minds. It can cause great harm.
Bullying is an increasing problem in our schools and online. The written word is just as powerful as the spoken word and more long lasting.
We see so often in the news today stories children committing suicide because of bullying. Everyone talks about it but no one really does anything.
Differences and the uniqueness of individuals are often highlighted with disastrous results.
Our words should be uplifting. Encouraging one another is so very important. Think about how you felt when someone came along side and gave you a sincere encouraging word. We, as Christians, must set the standard of how we treat one another.
We must stir one another up in the ways of righteousness, and love, and unity and harmony.
God wants us to be secure in who we are and to love those around us. We must remember not only who we are but whose we are.
Our own guard over our words will fail, unless God is the keeper of our heart.
Psalm 19:14. ”May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to You, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.”
Lord, help me be a person who thinks before speaking. Let me use my speech to build up and encourage others around me. I pray that you would convict me if I get caught up in tearing down a person. May my words bring you praise!
What Comes In Your Brain Doesn’t Always Have To Come Out Your Mouth!