We live in a culture where everything happens fast. I mean really fast. If you have the means you can download music, movies, and have them in 30 seconds are less. You can order anything online and have it shipped right to your door next day! The world is moving a a super fast rate. What does that do to us, are we clear from the ever increasing speed of the world around us, or do we try to keep up with it? I say things with my mouth at such a fast rate, I rarely think before I speak. It is something that I am working on, cause when I don’t think, well I say things that I well retreat. Take a look at what Jesus says about our words. Matt. 12:35-37 35 The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. 36 But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Wow! This verse is very convicting, cause I mean that I want to say that I have good stored up in me, and that I want to say things that are right and true. But there is a word in this text that catches me. It is the word careless. The words that come out of my mouth most often times are careless. If it is carless talk then it means that I did not think before I spoke. My heart want’s to be good, and my mouth wants to say the right things. But far to many times I forget to think. So what are we to do? Well here is what I am seeking to do. I am shutting up and I am thinking.
Step one: I am talking less, unless I have something to say that is good I don’t speak.
For me to stop talking well that is a hard one.
But it is the first step.
Step two: I am thinking more about what I say and before I say it. I ask simple questions. Is this something I want to say?
Is this the right thing to say? Will I regret saying this? And finally is this the right thing to say?
It has been a process, but I find my mind is clearer and more at rest. My mouth use to lead me and often times get me into trouble, but know my brain is leading me and the mouth follows. I say less, and I regret less. I make my words count, and have importance!
Give it a try, think before you speak!
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Written and Posted by The XGT Experience Team of leaders