31 May WHAT DO YOU TALK ?1
We live in days where there is so much decadent in morals. People talk anyhow and say anything without bothering to know the meaning, implication or consequence of their utterances. On the streets, on television, over the radio you hear people say things that send unimaginable pictures to the mind. Decency and caution is thrown into the wind, people no longer care how what they say affects who they talk to or who might hear it, or worse still, themselves.
Words like crazy, nonsense, stupid and even silly are used in very insulting and abusive manners. Obscenities are “normal” and do not matter, after all, it is the popular word, everyone says it. Or it is just slang, no offense meant. Or it is only a joke, and shared before adults. Some people, especially young ones have vocabularies rich in the F-word, a**h**le, and other curse words. I consider this very inappropriate if we are going to help our young ones live a good life.
We get these things from the media: music, movies, magazines, and the likes. These words have a way of affecting the mind and attitude of anyone who constantly listens to them. The person begins to say them and behave them. Little wonder our young ones are getting into all manner of vices: murder, porn, rebellion, abuse…
There are good words to say and good ways to say them. You do not have to talk dirty in order to be hip, or accepted in society. Words have power; they play over and over in the mind and begin to affect the mind and attitude. Wrong choice of words leaves a wrong message in the hearts of the hearer.
Be responsible, it is irresponsible to talk flippantly and dirty because it is trending. Do not let other people or trends make you say anything that will damage or negatively affect someone. Do not be too careless to not bother about how your words affect people. It maybe your children, spouse, neighbour, colleague or even the person you meet on the streets. Let your words be encouraging, up lifting, helpful, full of grace and decency.
A mouth that speaks unwholesome words only indicates the heart condition. Dirty words come only from a heart that is not clean.
Ponder for a while on these words of wisdom:
The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
So what are you saying?
Dirty jokes, curse words, obscenities, unkind words, abusive words or talking down words?
These should not be, decency and courtesy projected by all of us will affect our generations and the world. Whether we believe it or not, what we say or hear plays out in the choices we make.
So let’s begin a revolution, say no to dirty jokes! Let us stop this insanity going on. Let us help our children develop and maintain healthy, sound minds and healthy talks. Say no to obscene words! No to curse words!
What you hear matters, for what you hear your mind can meditate on, and what you meditate on you will practice. And if it is not good for hearing, it is not good for telling.
Let me end with these words:
Stop all your dirty talk. Say the right thing at the right time and help others by what you say.
(International Standard Version)
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.
Be wise, talk good!