As I began to write this blog, many different topics came to mind. I could go on to say how great and almighty our God is or perhaps even write over how to have faith in Christ even through our storms. While both of these topics are amazingly good and always a pleasure reading, my topic is one of the not – famous topics: spreading our love through our actions, and putting away hurtful and negative words.
Listen, I’m not here to say that we all haven’t said a not – so – nice comment about that girl that always pushes your buttons at work. In reality, it’s the exact opposite. Recently I had said a negative comment about someone I knew. Honestly, it didn’t seem like such a “bad thing” at the moment and I figured, “It’s not like they’re going to find out.” However, little did I know that they would find out, and that I really didn’t have an explanation of why I said it. It slowly began to sink into my mind, and I realized that this wasn’t just a innocent gossip (as there is no such thing as an “innocent” gossip) this was actually a really hurtful thing to say. I didn’t even know where to start to apologize. To be frank, I couldn’t even believe that the comment had even came out of my mouth. With God’s (any only God’s) grace, they forgave me. However, it didn’t need to be something that happened in the first place. If I would have seeked God’s love before I began to talk, there wouldn’t have been a problem to face.
We, and I speak for myself as well, have got to quit talking negative. What if Jesus had said, “I’m not going to heal her! Didn’t you hear what she did at the market? I wouldn’t even have the guts to come back outside if I was her”. Jesus wasn’t like this at all. Instead he poured his love out to everyone he saw, and get this, he even healed the SINNERS. This is most definitely not going to be an easy task to overcome, but it’s something we all must do. Instead, of pointing out someone’s flaws, we should try to pray for them. If you see someone sinning, instead of gossiping about them to the next person you see, you should pray for them. You should fill them with God’s unconditional love. You will never know what is going on in their life. Even if they look fine on the outside, they might be falling apart on the inside. You never know what one encouraging word can do to a person’s heart.
Ephesians 4:29 English Standard Version (ESV) 29 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.