Last week I started a micro-blog called PositivelyDepressed.com. It is part of a project called 102 words. The objective is for the writers involved to discipline themselves to write every single weekday but only 102 or less words. It has been a challenge for me to limit my words because I love words and I use lots of them. My husband is painfully aware of just how many I need to use everyday!
These days we have so many opportunities to put our words out there to the world. We can easily disguise our life behind the mask of social media. One can craft a persona just by typing out inspiring messages or boldly proclaiming our beliefs to the world. But are we really living what we say?
How easy it is to talk about the love of God and the grace and mercy of Jesus. How hard is it to love someone who has hurt us or forgive someone who has wronged us or withhold words of judgement?
Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few. Ecclesiastes 5:2
Much of what I do involves words…speaking, writing, coaching. If I was to literally interpret this verse, it would be difficult for me to limit the number of words I use each day. The challenge then for me is to be very intentional about what I say. If my words cannot be few – may they be true.
God, help me to live what I say.
I’d love to hear your thoughts…