“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
I’m writing this as a challenge. With holidays coming up, with making plans, maybe even coming up with and sticking to a New Years resolution. When it comes to our everyday lives, we get stressed and let those stressors get the best of us at times. We get irritated too easily, we aren’t ourselves. My challenge is to take note of those things and not let any unwholesome thing come out of your mouth. Speak only positive things, because other people are stressed and a word of encouragement may just be what they need to get through a day. As the old saying goes, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”. I want to twist it and say “if you don’t have anything nice to say, find something nice and say it”, there are so many things to be thankful for and at the end of the day we’re only encouraging our brothers and sisters in Christ! Let the challenge begin!