Here's a riddle to suit your needs: through the entire history of humankind, people have had the ability to tame wolves, chimpanzees, tigers, lions, dolphins, killer whales, seals, and cobras. But there is one thing--one really small thing--each of us obtain that we've not had the ability to tame. What happens it really is? Should you guess, "the tongue," you might be absolutely correct. How frequently perhaps you have regretted saying something the moment you said hello? How frequently have your words hurt a pal or a family member without you intending to? How frequently perhaps you have said "yes" whenever you really wanted to say "no"? Why is controlling this small beast, our tongue, so difficult? First off, talking does not take much effort. Talking is fairly a simple action to accomplish. It does not take much energy to make our words. It does not need much mental faculties to work our tongue and lips into speech. Due to its simplicity, speaking can be done speedily and absent-mindedly. This is why a lot of us can even talk aloud while we're sleeping. Not talking takes more effort than talking! Sometimes, we're feeling obligated to express a certain something. Are you currently asked about how an outfit or hairdo looks? Have you ever said, "It looks great," once you think otherwise? Occasionally, we are saying something once we don't even know it. For instance, once we get intoxicated after heavy drinking, we might say something completely out of this world. In these instances, we let outside factors control our tongues. How will you turn this control around, to help you control your tongue? Several good ideas , tame your tongue. 1. First, get a heart right. Study this verse: "The good man from the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is nice; and the evil man from the evil treasure bringeth forth what is evil: for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh." (Luke 6:45, ASV) Your words reflect your heart--your inner being condition. A high level happy-go-lucky person, what you are saying is going to be soothing and pleasing to other people's ear; what you are saying can make others who are around you happy. If you're a miserableperson, what is going to emerge from orally are complaints, "poor me" statements, pulling down the spirits of these surrounding you. If you want to speak delightful, edifying words, be sure that your inner condition is clean first. Getting the heart right with God is the greatest way to tidy up your spirit, for Jehovah is absolutely, 100% holy. Conforming to His holiness will definitely increase your inner nature, also, your words. Ask Him to build up the fruit from the Holy Spirit in you: real love, peace, joy, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance (self-control). 2. Avoid confrontational situations. Once you feel a discussion will turn into a disagreement, affect the subject. If you are in an argument, leave the room. Calm down first, and go back to the discussion later when you have a clearer mind. This will help you avoid saying rash words that could hurt someone's feelings, or even worse, find yourself hurting someone physically--or being hurt yourself. Obviously, if you want to confront someone about an important matter, state the reality minus the unnecessary remarks. 3. Avoid items that may cause you to speak absent-mindedly. Including heavy alcohol consumption and illegal drugs. 4. Think before you speak. Before you talk, consider: Is what I'm planning to say necessary? Is it the truth? The way this think about myself? How will this help others? Will I truly mean what I'm going to say? Can i say this in front of children? 5. Most significantly, don't use "God" or God's name in vain. How do you feel if someone else used your name as part of purposeless interjection or crude expletive? When we speak unmindfully of God and His name, we are showing great disrespect to the very Life-Giver. You wouldn't exist if Jehovah hadn't created humans. So might it be appropriate to say "God bless you" whenever someone sneezes, "Oh, my God!" as a possible interjection, and "God d*** it"? Is that this the best way to thank Him for giving you your life? There are numerous other ways you can use God's name in vain, including making a false oath in the name, doing something bad and proclaiming that God allow you to take action, blaming Him for your troubles, etc. If you utilize God's name disrespectfully, without reverence, you would sometimes be breaking one of many Ten Commandments: "Thou shalt require the Jehovah thy God useless; for Jehovah won't hold him guiltless that taketh his name useless." (Exodus 20:7) 6. Always speak words... *That build people up spiritually *That are great and peaceful *That teaches lessons *That would be the truths *That glorify Jehovah and Christ 7. Separate yourself from those whose tongue speak rumors, slanderous and filthy words. Often enough, the associations we choose is going to influence us positively or negatively, so it's always wise to choose your friends carefully. Choosing the right association includes deciding on the many forms of entertainment wisely. If certain activity or media, like books and flicks, condone bad speech or behavior, stay away from them. The most effective book to pick out which will guarantee positive influence is the Bible. 8. Filter that which you hear or see. It really is impossible to listen to or read pleasant, good words constantly. Therefore, it is critical to not allow the bad words you hear or read affect you. I cringe whenever I hear a curse word. I just mentally throw it away, and ensure it will not affect me, i will never be influenced to mirror it. 9. If you said or did something wrong, apologize and mean it. Yes, saying "I'm sorry" is hard--but only hard once you allow it to be hard! 10. Finally, ask Jehovah to help you tame your tongue. No, by our self-effort, we are really helpless against our tongue. Only if we let God assist us will any of us have total control over our tongue. How come it's crucial that you speak good words? It is necessary because... 1. Our words determine our destiny. For example, we are saying, "I do," during marriage ceremony. The two small words determine whom we are going to commit to for the rest of our way of life. 2. Our words can trap us and bring us to undesirable circumstances. When kids experience peer pressure, they may be forced into saying, "Okay, you will want to?" to trying drugs and smoke. 3. Are language is example for some individuals to follow. Much like everything perform, how you speak along with what we're saying can be examples after which it others can model. Do you want the kids or grandchild talk the method that you do? Or even, you have to alter the way you talk first, in order to set the instance you'd like them to adhere to. Remember, function as person you would like others being! 4. Most importantly, we are judged on what we're saying. When Judgment Day comes, each of us will have to be in charge of what bad things we've ever said. To head off being judged for bad words we're saying, we have to not speak them in the first place, starting now! If you wish to yield right words, get a heart right, today. "For there's no good tree that bringeth forth corrupt fruit; nor again a corrupt tree that bringeth forth good fruit. For each and every tree is known by its very own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of your bramble bush gather they grapes." (Luke 6:43-44)
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