“She’s a piece of (blank)”, “son of a (blank)”, “what the (blank)”, “omg that (blank)!”, and the list goes on.
Those are some of the words used regularly and daily from me, Ana Nelson. Yes, I’m human. Yes I make mistakes.
Here’s the catch. These were the words of the old Ana Nelson. The Ana that went to church but wasn’t willing to give up complete to the Lord. So yeah I would say “I’m Christian but I cuss a little”. This was the same Ana Nelson that would go to church and with my own mouth blaspheme against the God who, I claimed to love. Galatians 5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
I find it so humorous that people actually think this is acceptable.
I’m not perfect, I say this all the time. NOT so I can be prideful about being humble but because it’s so true. If you know me, you know I have issues that are not at all pretty. I tend to overthink what people say and sometimes that gets me in trouble. I get frustrated easily. I’m intolerant with lazy people. I’m allergic to people who are inconsiderate. I’m very impatient with people who won’t apologize and get over themselves . I can’t value a human who has no loyalty.
Using your mouth, the mouth we claim to praise the almighty God to “cuss” a little makes me wonder if that’s an excuse or if we really just don’t care to try because it’s “acceptable” now by so called christians. It’s interesting because when I truly gave everything to the Lord, my speech changed. Mine and my husband’s. My sisters would tell me “Wow you’re doing great, you don’t even say bad words anymore”. Let me tell you that I didn’t even notice. The word of God says:
- Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
- Matthew 15:11 It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”
- Colossians 3:8-10 But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.
- Proverbs 4:24 Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you.
- Proverbs 10:11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
These are just SOME of the words that are IN the Bible that was inspired by the HOLY SPIRIT. So you can take it and apply it or you can call the word of God a lie. Whatever comes from our mouths, flows from our heart. So they are not just words, it’s a heart issue. We need to examine our hearts and be willing to accept rebuke from the Holy Spirit. The way I talked was actually one of the very first things the Holy Spirit convicted me of. Many people say “well that’s you, not me”. You’re right except the word of God is clear on how we must use our lips and words. He gives us the power through his SON to overcome this flesh.
Let us not be fooled ladies. A woman with a sailors mouth isn’t all that cute. My husband always says ” A woman who can’t control her language is ugly, same goes for men”, Haha he thought this even when I was using foul words to “express” myself. I’m just glad God opened my eyes to this issue and now I can be an example for my TWO YOUNG LADIES were RAISING. Let us not be fooled by these rediculous religious people claiming it’s ok to NOT control your words.
James 1:26 You might think you are a very religious person. But if your tongue is out of control, you are fooling yourself. Your careless talk makes your offerings to God worthless.
My heart hurts for us humans and how carelessly we use the word of the Creator.
If we are women of God we can not accept this lie. Proverbs 11:22 Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman without discretion.
Let us use our words to bless others. Let us have a Soft heart and strong mind to overcome this lie.
“I’m a Christian but I’m saved by grace, and through his son I will control my foul words”.