We have over used so many words in our culture, just think about how many times we use love, hate, adorable, awesome, amazing, and like, in our everyday experiences.
It’s hard to take a person by their word, because their words carry no weight of conviction.
In a culture that words have lost most of their meaning and promises are void, our actions tend to speak so much louder then they normally would.
How we walk with the broken speaks louder than how we sit with the great. -Bill Bennot
We have opportunities everyday to let our actions speak louder then our words! We go to school, the library, work, the park, out to eat, (Every day, everywhere we go, we have an opportunity to put Christ on display.)
Some times we do get the chances to speak, but our culture has heard so much of Christ and seen so many hypocrites that our words will many times get pushed aside.
People love to criticizes and point out inconsistency, when our words seem to carry no weight we just have to let Christ do the work, and we live out His love.
Sometimes we do have to realize it’s not them, it’s us, our actions don’t show Christ, therefore our words are of no account.
So what do we do when our words carry no weight?
Well for one, we can all stop using words idly
Not everything is amazing, cool or fabulous. If we used amazing less often, when we said something was amazing, people would realize it really did awe us!
“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” Matthew 12:36
Two, stop just saying, “I’ll do it!” and then not do it
Put some action behind our words, don’t be a sayer, be a doer!
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.”
Three, start with the little things
Simple as that. We say, “I’ll take out the trash.” Then actually do it!
When we make it a habit in the little things, then we’ll also apply it to the big things that effect careers and relationships.
“And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more. ’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master” Matthew 25:22-23