Your Mouth Reveals Your Heart
“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing”
(1 Thessalonians 5:11)
As Christians, we should be activating the atmosphere with light and love. When people come into our presence they should be built up and encouraged. Not torn down and reduced. Your speech reveals your character. Are you building people up? Are you edifying others? Or are you a destructive speaker? Constantly talking about people and spreading gossip. If you are constantly talking about others and spreading negativity - whether you are spreading your own negativity or being the carrier that spreads the negative acts of others - it ultimately reveals that there’s something wrong with you on the inside. You are “deconstructing” not “constructing.” You are not impacting the atmosphere with life-giving positivity. You are tearing down, not building up.
What you put in your mind, determines what comes out of your mouth. That’s why the Bible says: "think on these things, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.” (Phil 4:8). We are to program our thoughts with pure and lovely things and replace all negativity.
A negative mind, will rob you of the positive life you were created to have. A bitter tongue, a negative attitude and a rush to provoke anger or have the last word will never back the devil up. It will only keep you in a perpetual state of defeat. Ask God to create in you a clean heart and renew the right spirit within you (Psalm 51:10) so that you can walk in victory and have a life of abundance. You deserve it!