What a wonderful acronym to live by! We should be so careful about how we speak to each other. Not because of the chance of ‘offending’someone but because we should simply be kind and considerate. I talk a lot about Our Challenge to Love. Loving others selflessly, Becoming more self-less and why it will make us happier., and Selfishness. How to Love Our Enemies. And the power of our tongue.
I believe thinking before you speak is absolutely the most essential part of being a good, and I mean genuinely good, person.
The concept of the acronym is to think and ask yourself a few things before you speak and if you ask yourself if what you are about to say is true, helpful, inspiring, necessary, and kind, it will help you to not say the things you shouldn’t.
I am sure you have seen it before. I am thankful that it is hung up in my children’s classes at school and it is something we often discuss together.
If you are a Christian, you are called to a higher standard than those who do not profess to follow Christ. We are to be a light, a shining example to others that cannot be hidden – how else will the lost find Christ? If we use unwholesome words we can tear down relationships, become a stumbling block to our christian friends, and/or damage our own image.
There are all kind of great verses and quotes that encourage to think before you speak. Proverbs is all about wisdom in knowing what to say and when to say it. Let’s try to learn from the inspired Word, take our thoughts captive and season our words with salt this week. Be conscious and intentional with the way you speak to your children, your spouse, your co-workers, everyone you come in contact with, even sharing on social media, and see if it makes a difference.