With the new year there will be many new resolutions. Things we want to change. Likely, things we've tried to change before but the turn of a new year gives us a new chance and a new hope.
For some, it will be an attempt to stop using profanity. It is incredible how much of it we hear. It's on just about everything we watch. Half of the music coming out is labeled with a Parental Warning about the lyrics.
I realize it's always been around and I'm pretty sure even Peter cussed a time or too around the campfire. But as Christ-followers, should that kind of language come out of our mouth? Maybe I'm being naive or am a little too sensitive. But if you and I are having a conversation and you use profanity - I can't help but think a little different.
Even though there probably are a lot worse things a person could do, the real issue is: Are we affecting our testimony for Christ? Should our talk be different than the worlds? Ephesians 4:29 says, Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
When a guy in the military is in the heat of battle - I can understand the intensity that comes from those kinds of circumstances. But when someone is casually talking and using profanity to bring "color" to the conversation - then it's a picture I'd rather not paint...in His Grip.
Coach's Tip - I have recently found that the amount of cookies you eat DOES have a direct correlation to what the scale is reading.
Wits End - What's going into your head?