Most, if not all of us are guilty of this. How many times have you said that you don’t “do drama and negativity”, yet you found yourself repeating an ugly rumor or a negative story released by the media—that was based on speculation and not facts?
How many times out of anger, frustration, fear, or excitement have you cursed aloud? How many times have you questioned or blamed God for something not going right in your life? How many times have you cursed or been negative (in some other way) and God or Jesus’s name was part of the word or sentence used?
I can admit, I can curse like a sailor, truck driver, and fool—and wrapped up into one person. Oddly enough, I also have the sense that God gave me, to know to not curse in front of children, the elderly, in church, and in certain other settings. So, if I can refrain from using profanity in those instances, then I can refrain in many and most instances.
Cursing is easy. It’s mindless. It’s reactionary. It doesn’t take much effort to spew the words out. Isn’t that the problem? All that I just described, isn’t God. So why do you and I seem to love to do it?
Father, there are days when nothing but good comes from my mouth, and then there are days when I sound like two people in one body—praising one moment and cursing another—positive then negative. Father, this is not a reflection of You and Your goodness. You made me in Your spiritual image and likeness, yet I sometimes don’t behave as I should. Help me Father. Help me to grow, help me to catch myself before I give in to negativity of any kind. Help me to refrain from gossip, cursing, bad-mouthing myself and others, and other forms of negativity. Out of my mouth should only come light. I pray for this Lord. Amen.