Mouth Control – Part I

Today my pastor talked about controlling our words.  I have a problem with controlling my mouth.  I decided to research the Bible to see what it says about mouth control.  I found verses about mouth control in the book of James.  James was at first a non-believer (John 7: 2-5).  Later, James became very prominent in the church.   The subject that James wrote about the most was how Christians should be aware of what they say.  The letter that was written by James was thought to be written before 50 A.D.  I love reading the book of James because it is simply written and it is easy to understand.  I also love his teachings about faith, patience, and temptation.  Those are great teachings, but this month, we will discuss his teachings about the tongue.

James 3:3 states,” Now when we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we also guide the whole animal.”  This show how much power that words have.  We should not underestimate the impact that our words have on others.  I work in a place where I talk to customers every day.  I can say  one thing that upsets the customer.   I then lose control of the call.  When I can say something pleasant, I can assist the customer with ease.  This is important when we talk with our love ones, friends, and business associates.  Lets say that you need a bill collector to give you extra time to pay a bill.   If you are rude, the bill collector can deny your request.  You might need your spouse or friend to help you with a problem.  If you have a terrible attitude, you will not get the help that you need.  It is important for everyone to practice mouth control.

Practice makes perfect, so put a smile on your face, and speak kind words as often as you can.    Track what you say by writing it down.  Surround yourself with positive people.  Also meditate on things that are good, so you can keep a positive attitude.  Speaking positively to people will help you achieve love, happiness, and greatness.


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