14 March 2017
Who Does it Serve? ~ Our Words
Greetings Dear Reader,
Last week a coworker attached me personally over a disagreement regarding a way to proceed with a work task. I was surprised how quickly anger and insult replaced civil discussion. Then again I used to be like this.
My words are a dangerous weapon. I have worked hard to choose only words that are kind and honest. I still fail. I do not always choose the right words. I do not always choose the right feeling to express. I give lease to the wrong words.
Metering what I say through asking who it serves is a solid way to gain more ground in this battle. It is in the constant vigilance over who I serve that I can learn to more wisely choose what I say.
Who does each word serve? Who will benefit from the sarcastic remark or thoughtless jab. Who I am kind to matters. What I say always matters. Keeping in mind that every word should serve the Gospel helps. Knowing that I am accountable for even every idle word should motivate.
In pondering who it serves when I speak I can be more aware of the words that come out of my mouth. I can better monitor who my thoughts serve I can better control my words. If I guide my words to only serve Christ then they will be filled with love and kindness. I will fail but I must work at it with every thought.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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