4. Watch What You Say
“May these words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14 NIV)
Proverbs 18:21 tells us the tongue has the facility of life and demise. Words are highly effective, particularly when spoken out loud.
It’s not sufficient to look at what we watch; we even have to look at what we are saying. Looking away and protecting our mouths shut is actually refusing to take part in a tradition that’s obsessive about our our bodies and our appearances.
Stop participating in food regimen speak. Yes, it’s a simple subject of dialog for us ladies. Imagine sitting across the desk with pals the place the primary a part of your time collectively wasn’t wasted with small speak of what you “should” or “shouldn’t” be consuming and, as an alternative, you went proper into deep dialog.
Stop complaining about your physique. If you catch your self complaining about your physique, be sure to observe it up with saying aloud not less than one factor you’re grateful for and thank God for that a part of your physique.
Stop commenting on different folks’s our bodies. This applies equally to gossiping about one other individual’s physique and complimenting one other individual’s physique. This physique speak, whether or not ill- or well- supposed, is protecting the deal with the physique and never the individual.
If you’re going to present a praise, I problem you to search out one thing that doesn’t embody physique speak. So as an alternative of claiming “I like that dress, it looks great on you,” attempt one thing like a real “you are radiant today.”
When we watch what we are saying, we will use the facility of the tongue to talk life and fact over our physique picture as an alternative of perpetuating the demise and lies of the Enemy.
We have higher issues to speak about moreover our bodies. In no matter we select to speak about, let’s purpose for making our phrases pleasing to the Lord.
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