DTLC Radio 046 – Watch Your Mouth! (and your posts!)

Proverbs 17:27

Your language reflects, not just yourself, but the God you claim to serve!

Your Language Matters

The words you choose and the language you use matters. Part of realizing your true potential and transforming your life is finding consistency. What you say and how you say it must reflect what you claim to believe. In this episode, I admittedly go on a bit of a personal rant. Quite honestly, I’m tired of reading posts, seeing images, and hearing “Christians” use profane, vulgar, and inappropriate language.

It seems that every time I go online I’m finding increasing numbers of posts from people who claim to be followers of Christ containing 4-letter words. Posts that contain suggestive, lewd, nude, or profane images or language is more than unbecoming for a Christian. Christ Himself tells us that the mouth speaks from an abundance of the heart. The Lord commands us to not allow any unwholesome or profane talk come from our mouths. And yet, day after day self-proclaiming Christians do exactly this.

There Has To Be A Difference

If you truly want to live the life God has for you, then your life must exemplify something different from the rest of the world. You will never reach or live out your potential by conforming to the world, specifically it’s language. It is not okay for you to claim to be a Christian and make no effort to adjust what you say and the things you post online. The inconsistency not only reflects poorly on Christ, it will become a barrier to living the life you desire.

I’m bothered by Christians who think it is okay to post crude images, to use 4-letter words, or to make no effort at all to be distinctive from unbelievers. It’s offensive, unbecoming of a Christian, and an insult to God. It erodes your foundation, your witness, and impedes your growth to become the man or woman God has called you to be. Stop it! Knock it off! I remember someone saying to me as a child, “foul language only shows the limits of your intelligence.” In other words, you should be smart enough to find other words and ways to convey your feelings without stooping to the gutter-level of the world.

To go a step further, cleaning up your language ought to be one of the first things you attack after becoming a Christian.

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