Before I get to my blog, I want to congratulate the Tribe on another tough win in Merritt. It is not easy to play on that small ice surface against a hard working Cents club, so our boys did well to come out with the 2 points. I was not in Merritt for the game, but it would seem that Tyler Briggs was a huge difference in the game. Good stuff Tyler!
Okay, my title may seem a bit strange today, but it’s been on my minid and heart lately…. This edition is not meant to be a judgement, but simply an observation, a good challenge and hopefully some wise counsel. Personally, I have always tried to speak without crudeness or profanity, not because I am afraid that God might be angry with me, for I don not view God that way at all. I am absolutely confident that God is not angry with me, rather that He loves me.
Speaking without crudeness actually takes considerable discipline and self-control, with oen benefit being that I never have to ask anyone to excuse my language. Also, I can be consistnet, never having to adjust my language when women or children are present, because there is no need to. Additionally, if my goal is to build my listeners up and leave them filled with courage and confidence, then I have suceeded in that as well.
Once there was a fellow who was angry because his car would not start, and when he was asked what the problem was, he responded, “The ‘f’ing ‘f’er is ‘f’ed!! It was a rather absurd statement to say the least, let alone a adulteration of the English language. I desire to have kind and good expressions flow from the inside of me, for Jesus points out in the Gospels that out of the heart the mouth speaks.
I have found this principle to be true: when I lift people up, I automatically raise myself, when I lower the bar around me, I lower myself as well. In life, we say that change is good. This is a good time to raise the bar, to make a change. For me, I ask God to help me daily, because I cannot succeed in changing on my own. I’ve come to realize that it’s not a words issue, it’s a heart issue.
Bless you all,