Choose Your Words
People everywhere are challenging the status quo. Do we or don’t we, wear or don’t wear, go or don’t go, whichever way we feel, we are all on edge. When our feelings are on edge they tend to come tumbling out of our mouths without any thought to their impact.
Colossians 4:6 AMP
“Let your speech at all times be gracious and pleasant, seasoned with salt, so that you will know how to answer each one [who questions you].”
This verse says it all. ‘Let’ implies that we have control. ‘Let’ speaks to our ability to allow ourselves to be quiet when quiet is called for. ‘Let’ means we get to choose our words and choose them carefully. ‘Let’ our speech be gracious. ‘Let’ our speech be pleasant, and not that pretend pretentious pleasant either, but actually pleasant. Smiling instead of smoldering. Seasoned with salt means that we speak life. Words that build up instead of tearing down. May we each remember to ‘let’ our speech be full of grace and wisdom; words chosen with thoughtfulness and full of God’s blessings and love.