Wednesday, January 12, 2011


          This topic is a touchy one. People don't like to be told what to do. They especially hate being told that they are doing something wrong. It is even uglier if they think the person correcting them is guilty of the same crime and not admitting it. Well my friends, I admit that I am guilty of this very thing as well. That is why it was on my mind to share. Although I dislike writing about this topic just because it is negative, I must for that same reason. Words have power. We must not only harness the power of positive words in our life but seek to cleanse our words/life of negative.
          There are other reasons to stop cussing as well. If you are cussing it means you are upset and therefore you are focusing on negative. When you focus on negative it changes your perspective from blessings to the glass is half empty. If you keep that perpective long enough, it will cause you to expect negative and you get what you expect. Also, if you endeavor to stop cussing you will be more conscious of your words in general. You can use that awareness to evaluate the accuracy of the things you tell yourself and others about yourself. Lastly, cussing is considered unprofessional and some supervisors will consider that fact heavily when promoting employees.  
           Christians know that they are not supposed to be cussing. Col 3: 5-8 says, "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must rid yourself of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips."
          Maybe you are thinking, "Thanks MOM!" Or maybe you are thinking that you already knew everything I just told you. The point was not to educate you. It was to remind all of us, myself included, that this is not something to blow off. We shouldn't just wave it away and say, "yeah i know...sigh". This is something we should truly endeavor to change in all our lives.

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