Most of us pay less attention to what we say. We just say them! We commit with our words, but don’t commit to our words. We just talk to get by the situation. But words are more than that. Your words represent you. Its just like talking to someone over the phone, though he may not be able to see your face at the time, but he holds on to your words as YOU. Talk they say is cheap. But that is not correct. Crap talk is cheap, but at the end you pay a huge price for recklessness.
Your words can implicate you in a great trouble. One of Jesus' close friend, James once said, "We often stumble and fall, all of us. If there is any one who never stumbles in speech, that man has reached maturity of character and is able to curb his whole nature" (James 3:2 - Weymouth). Determine to always commit to what you say. People can hardly trust you when you are not able to commit to your words. Its more like telling your self a lie. Don not speak words that you have not thought through. Don't speak what you are not thinking, and don't speak when you are not thinking. Speak the words that you have accurately proven to be a perfect representation of you.
In addition, when you speak, let it be words that are bound to produce good results. Jesus said, “Out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart, the mouth speaks. The good man out of his inner good treasure flings forth good things. And the evil man out of his inner evil storehouse flings forth evil things. But I tell you, on the day of judgment, men will have to give account of every idle (inoperative, nonworking) word they speak.” (AMP). You might think, well the day of judgment is very a religious term, and its a time in the not very near future. Well Jesus meant that, and this: the day of reckoning. The day of reckoning is as well the time when you get the result of words that you have spoken: Success if positive, and definite embarrassment if negative.
When I mentioned earlier in Jesus' words, "...Every Idle word...," the word IDLE is translated in the Greek as meaning - useless, unprofitable, barren, unproductive.
I want you to take time to consider the following:
a. Do you just Talk or Communicate?
b. What are the main ingredients of your words? (Do you think crap? Or talk crap? Do you have it in your vocabulary?) N/B: Think about the words that you use more on a daily basis, write them on a paper and reconsider them.
c. Where am I going with my talk pattern? (Where would it possibly lead me?)
I would like to conclude this part by reiterating that the words you speak represent you. It is the product of what you have continuously fed yourself with (whether consciously or unconsciously), and where you have been; and it will guide you to your destination. Ask yourself, "Are my words really leading me where my mind wants to go?" Start considering every word that comes out of your mouth from now. Consciously anticipate its results and ability before you say them. Until you saythem, it is powerless. “Make sure you think long and hard before you speak; it can literally change the direction and the path of your life.”
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