Each day is filled with decisions. Everywhere we go and everything we do, a decision must be made.
- You decided what clothing you would wear.
- You decided what meal you would cook.
- You decided what gas station you would go to.
- You decided if you would have time to stop at Starbucks to get coffee or if you’d be late for work.
There is also a decision we must make with controlling our verbiage and the tone that we use. This decision is one we do not like to take ownership of. We place onus on someone else, based on how that person treats us, when in reality, there is no excuse.
“Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” Colossians 4:6 NKJV
Grace should always be the focal point of our speech and conversation. We should talk of the great things and wonders of grace, which God has done for us, that would be edifying to our Savior and for the glory of God.
Our conversation should always be graceful, so that we can minister grace unto the hearer. If you don’t speak graciously, how can you minister grace?
If we focus on what we say and how we say it, then there’s no room for obscene words, subliminal messages, filthiness, foolish talking, and jesting, as the scripture says.
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
Think about this: If we feared God in our speech, we wouldn’t have to think twice about what to say. The reason why so many evil things proceed out of our mouths is because the fear of God is not before our eyes.
Words are powerful. Not only can they destroy lives but also bring healing. Here’s the perfect example of the latter: The words of God caused us to turn from the err of our ways.
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
The choice is yours. What power will you demonstrate through your words on today?