Talkin' Dirty

Ooooh!  Talking dirty.  Sounds so naughty and it is!  It’s especially naughty when you’re talking dirty at the office. I’ll admit sometimes a four letter word (or two) to stress a point may seem to be an effective form of communication, but there is always an alternative to those fierce four letter words.  Not only is swearing like a sailor a poor way of showcasing God’s love, it’s also not very becoming of a lady.

Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders (those not of the Christian faith), making the most of the opportunity.  Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.  Colossians 4:5-6  (New American Standard Bible)

Have you ever seen an end of year evaluation where an employer encouraged the use of profanity?  If you have let me know, I’d love to start a Linked In thread about that one. Talkin’ dirty, in most professions, is unnecessary and unprofessional.  Do your best to bring out the best in others during a conversation, not put people down or make others feel uncomfortable.

Think before you speak and whatever you do, “No using the name of God, your God, in curses or silly banter; God won’t put up with the irreverent use of his name.”  Exodus 20:7  (The Message Bible)

Stoplight Prayer:  Father in heaven, please help me to control my tongue.  Thank you giving me sense to use my wit and wisdom when speaking with other.  Help me to show your love though my words and my actions.  Amen.