We are so hurt and complain about how others have hurt us with their words we tend to forget what we do to others. Sometimes we don’t even realize what we are saying because we think we are saying it with love but the enemy is actually using us to cut someone down to their very core. I believe it is time to step out of “the world is against me” attitude or the “it’s all about me” frame of mind and start realizing what we are doing to others. Time to step out of ourselves and be about God and His children.
We need to watch out mouth. What we say can tear someone down or it can lift them up. Wouldn’t you rather someone who lifts you up rather than tear you down constantly?
I”m not saying that we should just brush each others egos. NO that is far from what I am saying. Yes, hold each other accountable and such but be more loving. Don’t say things because you feel you should correct them. Say it because you truly love them and are trying to help them.
Also before you say it make sure to do a heart check first. So many times a person will tell someone something and cover it up as “loving them” but they have their own agenda when telling them things. If you are telling someone something about what they are doing or want to do and you are trying to discourage them from it make sure you are discouraging them from it because it is truly something that they shouldn’t do rather than discouraging them because you feel they are encroaching on your territory or because you want to look better than they do.
We are supposed to be building each other up not tearing each other down. We are supposed to be His body, His hands and feet and we have to work together to accomplish His goals.
Ephesians 4:29 says “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.”
We need to love one another and bring the lost to the Shepard. How can we do this if we have unwholesome talk coming out of our mouth? We need to be prepared and we need lift those that are ready to listen up and into the Lord’s hands.
Lord, I ask that you help us to keep a tight lid on our mouths and our thoughts. Help us to be encouraging rather than discouraging to those that we come into contact with everyday. Help us to remember that we are to treat others they way we wish to be treated and that we are to keep unwholesome talk from our mouths. Let only love and praise for you pass our lips. Amen.