F Word Continued

 

The use of the F… word is not our only bad habit. I am sure you can think of many that you struggle with and no doubt you could pick out many of mine.

You might use the F…word all the time but if the pastor shows up all of a sudden you are cured.

You might eat chocolate cake every day but if you join a weight loss group, you might still eat it but not in front of your leader.

You see we do have self-control but we only use it when it suits us. Mostly these things are just ingrained habits now but we can change them with God’s help. Think of the kind of things we do that are bad for our health.

Which ones do you want God to help you deal with?

Will it be ‘bad for us’ food or beverages?

Will you choose emotional shopping, nose picking or hair pulling?

What about on-line habits like Facebook or video games?

A habit is a pattern of behaviour which is bad for your physical, mental or emotional health. It’s really about self- control. Think of the word itself-habit. Take away the H and you haven’t changed a bit. Remove the A and you still have a bit left. Remove the B and you still have it left.

Remove the IT and low and behold the HABIT is gone.

Slack habits and sloppy work are as bad as vandalism. (Proverbs 18:9, MSG)

The F Word

 

How have we let ourselves be led down the garden path of everyone is doing it so what does it matter?

I am speaking about swearing. Swearing! Who am I kidding? It is the constant use of the F…word that is appalling.

That is what we used to hear only in sleazy restaurants or scribbled on bathroom walls or in school gyms.

Now ‘comedians’ use it dozens of times in an evening’s performance. How is this funny? The shock factor is over. We all know the word and we are tired of it.

There is nothing like showing the world that you are uneducated and rude and ignorant. Do you not know any other adjectives or verbs?

Dress for success if you will but when you open your mouth and filth comes out, you show who you really are…a potty mouth.

As to our part, ignoring it won’t make it go away. Be brave enough to speak up in a positive way.

Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word a gift.