Is Your Mouth A Weapon Or A Blessing?
Our mouth. It can be a weapon or a blessing.
As a Christ follower, we know that our mouths speak what is in our heart. I think sometimes as Christians we might keep our mouth shut TOO MUCH. In other words, when we hear something that doesn't line up with our faith, especially in the workplace, we think the best thing to do is "keep the peace", by keeping our mouth shut. But is that in keeping with the Word, and being the best witness we can be?
Ephesians 4:25 commands us to:
stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body
But do we?
Discernment from the Holy Spirit will enable us to know, when to keep quiet and when to speak.
D.L. Moody said: I need to be filled with the Holy Spirit constantly, because I leak! When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, He will give us the wisdom to know what to say, and when. We can use phrases like "I believe________. " "My faith tells me _________" in a way that is winsome and engaging vs. condemning or sanctimonious. Some may be offended. That is not our concern. We are called to faith and obedience, and the results are up to the Lord. Psalm 51:15 says
Unseal my lips, O Lord, that my mouth may praise you
I pray that you may open your mouth for Christ in the workplace today, when you are led to.
For His Glory,
Caroline Mendez, National Brand Ambassador
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About the Guest Blogger, Caroline Mendez, National Brand Ambassador, iWork4Him
Caroline’s Mission: To raise the visibility of Christian Women in Leadership. She is passionate about empowering each woman she meets to be free from that which keeps them oppressed.