We have all been through situations wherein we kick ourselves for saying something we shouldn’t have. The words that come out of our mouths have profound implications. Studies have revealed that they have a deep psychological impact on the listeners. Our words can be a blessing or a curse for others. So, we should be careful with our own mouth and have control over it.
This is easier said than done. But since our words can have a deep impact on the lives of others, we should make diligent efforts to control or tame our tongues. One way to do this is to always deliberately take time to respond with a better choice of words; even silence is better than destructive words.
But even this may not be a lasting fix to this issue. The Bible says, “For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” If our minds are filled with negativity, it is expected that we will end up hurting others or have a negative impact through our words. It is only God who can bring transformation to the very fountainhead of our words – our heart. If we ask Him to, He can transform our minds to such an extent that we become a consistently positive influence to those around us, even those who may be struggling.