Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)
I almost didn’t write this post because I like to write about topics where I’ve gained some traction, where I can look back and see a significant transformation.
But when it comes to the topic of “taming my tongue” – speaking words that give life, not death, and thoughtfully curating what I let escape from my mouth – I’m afraid my progress looks more like a stock market chart on a bad year than a steady upward climb. Up, then down, then up a little more, then way down.
But this was the story God kept pressing me to share.