ROADBLOCKS (Day 4 of 7)
(Need to start at the beginning? Day 1)
What stalls out good speech and why do we say those things we wish we hadn’t?
Do not let unwholesome [foul, profane, worthless, vulgar] words ever come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good for building up others, according to the need and the occasion, so that it will be a blessing to those who hear [you speak]. Ephesians 4:29 AMP
The other day I realized my word choices were a little crass. There were certainly better word choices. I’m OK with using hard words when appropriate, but most of the time gracious kind words are really better.
When my language starts going down the drain it is usually because I’m being lazy and not thinking through the impact of my words. Yes, my sweetie and closest friends are totally understanding, but really they deserve my best care and my best words.
My other language conundrum is meeting people where they are and using words that mean something to them. It’s a communication thing. How do you balance the need for “wholesome” language and yet give the “blessing” of speaking their language?
Just food for thought. More rumination needed.