“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” Ephesians 4:29Text — Ephesians 4:29-31
Communication is critical to the existence and survival of humans and organizations. It is the process of creating and transmitting ideas, information, points of view, facts and feelings from one location, person, or group to another. The most common form of communication in society is verbal communication. The choice of words and the manner in which they are delivered are important in verbal communication. Words are powerful, with the ability to help, honour, heal, hurt, harm, and humble. The words we choose and how we use them can either build up or tear down others; they can bring a community together or tear it apart. Words are delicate and should be handled with care and respect.
So how can we choose our words wisely? By being mindful of the words we use and the effect they have. When we are mindful of our words, we speak fewer and more positive words. We need God to help us with our choice of words, as well as how we deliver those words. Remember to speak carefully and calmly. Your words as Christians must be gracious, compassionate and helpful to your hearers.
Prayer for today
Lord, help me when I speak to choose my words wisely.