Tuesday, June 10, 2014

~Be gracious in your speech~

It's very important to learn to control your words, after all the words you speak will reveal to people around you what's really in your heart..that's something that you need to realize and you need to focus on getting better when it comes to your "people skills"
you need to learn how to show kindness in your speaking and also pay attention to the tone of voice you use around others, and sometimes we just need to learn to keep our mouths shut and realize that at times it's none of our business unless that person invites us into the conversation..learn to hold back your words as well as speaking up when you must..that can make the difference in someone else's situation by the timing and the choice of your words, our words have an impact on others and they can make or break someone's day so be mindful of that at all times!
Here's a verse that I want to share with you today that I always try to keep in mind when it comes to the words I speak..
Proverbs 22:11
"He who loves purity of heart,
and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend."
The king has a very important job and in many ways it's much like our jobs as Christians! 
The kings duty is to keep peace in his kingdom by being fair to all sides and listening to the needs of his people and with a good heart seeking the wisdom to address the situation placed before him, in many ways that's what we should be doing as Christians! We should go to our friends with a good heart, listen to their problem, pray to God to find the answer that they seek to find and address their problem the best to your ability..That's how we should act! We should be gracious and slow to speak but at the same time bold enough to say what needs to be said to solve the problem!
God can help us to know the difference and he can give us the wisdom and understanding to help others in their lives!
On our own it's hard to know what to say or what to think..But when we choose to listen to God..we have a whole new perspective and a better attitude toward others who are trying to find a kind soul who will simply listen and help them in the situation or address the issues that seem difficult to them, with God's help and your counsel..they can find the answers and the help that they need and those problems can then be resolved!
Be mindful of your words and always be gracious in your speech because you are making a difference in this world..whether it be for the good or for the bad..choose wisely what kind of person you want people to portray you as!
Job 33:2-3
"Behold, I open my mouth;
the tongue in my mouth speaks.
My words declare the uprightness of my heart, and what my lips know they speak sincerely."
Keep these verses in mind today and this week, pay mind to your thoughts, words, actions and your attitude..because you will bring death or live by the words you speak and you may destroy someone else's life along the way if you aren't careful so pay mind to your words and be Christ-like in all areas of your life!
Matthew 12:33-37
"A Tree Is Known by Its Fruit
 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit. You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."
Be gracious to others because Christ was gracious to you when he died on the cross..It's important for us all to remember that!

1 comment:

  1. Very good word! If our words turn people away, then we are counterproductive. Loving our neighbor is sometimes hard to do, but it is a command to be taken seriously.