unwholesome talk - James 3

 

Out of the Mouth Comes the Heart
by Dionna Sanchez
Emphasis On Moms

I think most people are very careless these days and I’m not simply referring to people throwing trash on the streets or failing to keep track of time. I think people have become careless about what they let come out of their mouths.

Let’s use swearing as an example. When did it begin to look “cool” to use words that used to signify foolishness? What changed? Why is it that swearing used to be a sign of weakness and show a lack of self-control – yet today it is reversed and seen as “daring” or used to show strength?

I’m sorry, but I just miss the “coolness” of it all. When I hear someone say my precious Lord’s name in vain; they lose my respect in an instant. It doesn’t matter how sweet or successful they may be – I just can’t get past the lack of “class” shown when people swear.

What about your word of honor? Do you use that carelessly? I know that for me; I place a great deal of value on my word; and someone else’s too for that matter! How much value do you place on YOUR word??

 You see, I think it is a sign of weakness to not value our promises. You lose respect. I realize we live in a busy world; but everyone’s time is valuable and everyone’s cares are important.

I am a lady. As such, I should carry myself accordingly and watch how I use my mouth. I am also a Christian so I know people are watching me to see how I handle things. I know I mess up at times. We all do. But I believe honor is valuable and worthy. I believe it’s “cool” to show restraint and I work hard to maintain respect.

I hope you’ll pay attention to what comes out of your mouth as well and how it reflects who you are. Don’t be careless with the state of your heart.

~ Dionna Sanchez tries to be honest yet encouraging to moms around the world. Read more articles at the Emphasis On Moms website – http://www.EmphasisOnMoms.com/

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