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Here is the Daily Dose for Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. Proverbs 15:28
What does this weigh?
I am convinced that there is a trillion dollar invention waiting to be created, the unsend button. The unsend button would allow you to unsend an email, tweet or Facebook post. Furthermore, the unsend button would allow you to unsend anything that you said in error, any harsh comment that you wish you could take back, and any words that were spoken in haste that you regretted later. This would absolutely revolutionize human interaction because it would allow us to undo the statements that we wish we had not said in the first place allowing for peace and tranquility to reign in our lives. The only problem is, it is completely impossible. Once you say, tweet, or send something it is out there and there is no bringing it back.
Since we know the unsend button isn’t coming any time soon, what can we do to make sure that we minimize the damage that our words do. The most important thing that we could all do is take a minute before we speak, tweet or send. If we are honest, most of the things that we have said that we regret were said because we didn’t consider the consequences, ramifications, and implications of what we were saying. We didn’t weigh our words for the impact that they would have and the mark that they would leave. We acted solely on emotion and gushed up what was in us, not realizing that sometimes the gusher is polluted. If we had taken the time to truly weigh what we were about to say, in most cases, we would have chosen our words more carefully and in many cases said nothing at all.
Friends I have a challenge for you today, weigh your words. Weighing your words is different than thinking before we speak. When we think before we speak, we often come up with the right words to say the wrong thing. By contrast, when we weigh our words we are trying to assess the damage that they may do once they leave us to run free on their own. Will these words land and break a heart, crush a spirit, or destroy a relationship? Will I be able to repair what I have broken when I let these words out? Once we weigh our words we might see that the damage is too great and maybe just maybe they were too heavy to share.