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The Real Art of Communication

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It has been said that the man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.

Today presents itself with incredible opportunities.

Let your words and actions reveal your relationship with Jesus. Let what you say be true, and let your words be motivated by love. If a stressful situation presents itself, remember you do not have to say everything you think, and you do not have to have the last word in every conversation. Harsh words stir up anger, so whatever stays unexpressed in your mind is a victory. Dorothy Nevill has said, “The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”

Challenge yourself today to live by the Spirit: Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear, Ephesians 4.25-29.

Three Ways You Can Overcome Profanity

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What’s your take on profanity?

If you use it, what does it say about you?

Cursing is an easy trap in which to fall. It’s everywhere. From television, co-workers, family, at the mall, or in the gym, there may not be a day go by where you do not hear some form of it. There are a number of words associated with profanity. They are:

  • vulgar
  • coarse
  • irreverence
  • contempt
  • impious

You should work to steer clear of this language. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, Ephesians 4.26. Paul condemned filthiness and foolish talking, Ephesians 5.3. Jesus said, for by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned, Matthew 12.37.

Why is this issue of vital importance?

Profane words are always evidence of spiritual heart trouble. Don’t listen to Satan’s lie that says profanity will make you look more forceful and really emphasize your point. Profanity is a cancer of the soul. The mouth speaks from that which fills the heart, Luke 6.45. If your words are vile, profane, false, envious, and malignant, it is evidence your spiritual heart is in serious trouble.

Profanity does no good. No one is richer, wiser, or happier for it. In fact, many have been ruined because of their speech. The use of curse words will not help you develop morals or mannersProfanity is insulting with those with whom we associate; degrading to the mind; unprofitable; needless; and injurious in society.

How well are you fighting this battle? You can enjoy success—with the help of Jesus. Here are some suggestions that will help you win this fight:

  • Resolve to overcome and focus upon good and wholesome things, Philippians 4.8. Eliminate bad influences that will lead you to this language.
  • Associate with good Christian people who will help you, 1 Corinthians 15.33. This really works. You’ll be amazed at how a Christian environment will help you.
  • Trust in God. He will help you overcome the toughest of battles. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, Ephesians 3.20.

You can win this battle.

Have you turned this over to God?