When you are tempted to say something unwholesome or unkind, you must stop. When we are hurting, angry, or frustrated, it is tempting to let corrupt words come from our mouths. Instead, we should strive to speak only words that uplift and bless others. Before you speak, consider if the words that you are preparing to speak are edifying or corrupt. Do they extend grace to those listening or do they wound? God’s Word tells us that what comes out of our mouths is a reflection of our hearts. Let our words show others we Love Jesus.
And we pray:
Dear God, it is easy to allow corrupt words to pass through our lips when we are angered. But, You we ask that You bestow on us a spirit of self-control to battle this temptation. Thank You for giving us the perfect example of Loving others and extending grace. May our words reflect Your heart, O Lord. Help me to use my words to edify and bless others rather than wound. Please purify my mind and heart so that my words are a reflection of You. It is only because of Your Son, Jesus Christ, and Your grace that I can overcome this struggle. In Jesus’ name, Amen.