Watch Your Mouth


As a new Christian, I worked with a young woman who was living her life without boundaries. Much as I had lived mine before I met Jesus. 
Each Monday we talked and laughed over the different situations she had experienced over the weekend. Things I no longer took part in but had not let go.
On a Christian retreat, I was broken. I heard again and again how God desired to forgive all my sins. 
I felt filthy when I thought about my conversations with my coworker. The pleasure I re-lived with each true story. 
I cried, “But God, how can you forgive me? Don’t you know how bad I am?” 
When I finally accepted the forgiveness God offered, I knew I had to apologize to my coworker for encouraging her sinful lifestyle.

 

As Christians, we should be watchful of our conversations and actions with coworkers. We just might birth a new believer and grow in our own Christian faith.
“From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this ought not to be so” (James 3:10 NRSV).
In Christ,
Berta
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4 Comments

  1. Wow, Berta, you know how to hit the nail on the head!!!
    Thanks for being so vulnerable.
    Blessings to you!!

  2. I caught myself talking with a friend about different liquors a few days after posting this. I apologized for encouraging her drinking.

  3. I read this before but wanted to read it again… I guess I never missed any and sorry you were ill…. I am a recovered Alcoholic and never had any trouble without it (not Boasting)but it came so close to driving me insane that sometimes I still struggle with that part of it but not nearly as often… Thank God for power in Prayer and the Bible..MAWOY ALWAYS! Giving thanks for all things always to God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ… Amen…..

  4. Praise His holy name! MAWOY ALWAYS! Marjorie.

    In Christ,
    Berta

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