There’s no time in human history when it was easier to say what we feel and how we feel than today!
Social media makes it easy for us to say almost anything anywhere to anyone, irrespective of where the person is in the world. This freedom however doesn’t shield us from the consequences of our words.
The freedom of expression which social media affords us has not diminished the power of the tongue (which carries life and death and consequently gives a live or deadly reward to it’s user). If anything, social media actually amplifies it.
Words are seeds. And just like seeds, words are pregnant with the future. Every harvest is the future of a seed. You can tell the future of a man by the words he consistently utters. Once spoken, words take root and eventually bring us a harvest, whether or not we are conscious of the good or evil nature of such a harvest.
I often hear people make statements such as, “Please leave me, let me say my mind” There’s an appropriate response from the wise for such people.
“A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.”
Proverbs 29:11 KJV
Some people also say things like, “Na me get my mouth. I can say anything I want” In response to that, it is important to know that “Words are free. It’s how you use them that may cost you.” – KushandWizdom. It is even more important to note that “…on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak” Matthew 12:36.
It is more important than ever that we weigh our words carefully before we drop them on the trading floors of human interaction, considering the fact that everything we share online is archived and can be retrieved to be used as a weapon against us someday (whether we delete it from our end or not)
Germain G. Glidden made a very important statement which is worth pondering. He said, “The older I grow, the more I listen to people who don’t talk much.”
There’s a lot of wisdom in those words. Wisdom is generally associated with maturity. We can tell if a person is matured or not by the words they speak, irrespective of their numerical age.
“Can you bridle your tongue when your heart is under pressure? That’s how you show that you are wise. An understanding heart keeps you cool, calm, and collected, no matter what you’re facing. When even a fool bites his tongue he’s considered wise. So shut your mouth when you are provoked— it will make you look smart.”
Proverbs 17:27-28 TPT
Remember, everything (living or nonliving) around you is recording and responding to your words in order to deliver a harvest to you.
Use your words wisely!