Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Speaking Wholesomely

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Ephesians 4:29

Here lately I have noticed so much negative talk. It is driving me crazy.

It has been dragging me down, and quite frankly I am tired of it.

What is 'unwholesome talk'?

-many people think that it only is cussing- once they stop cussing they're good to go and they're talking just fine.
 But unwholesome talk goes more in depth than just cuss words
it is more about the quality of the conversation.
Here are a few things that are unwholesome talk :
  • Slander
  • gossip
  • arguing
  • criticising
  • complaining
  • filthy language
  • boasting
  • lying

if you are doing any of these things when you talk, then you are not building others up, instead you are bringing them down.
Just as this verse says- we are to say things that will only build others up according to THEIR needs... so it will benifit those who listen.

If you are gossiping about your sister to your best friend, how is that beneficial for your best friend?

If you are complaining about your husband to a co-worker, how is that beneficial for the co-worker?

I would really like to see more people really think about what they say/how they say things. Instead of just spouting off things- I think we need to take what Paul says here in Ephesians to heart and really pay attention to what we say and really focus on saying more postitive things. I think often we just say whatever is on our minds, instead of really thinking about whether this will help or hurt someone.. or of its a Christian thing to say or not.

I think we really need to make a change in this area, really feel like the worls would be such a better place without constant negativity surrounding us.

Is this something that you can work on?

Do you have people in your life that contstantly speak negatively? If so, how do you deal with it?

Thanks -