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How Does It Taste?

When to Taste your words.

Photo Credit:  Conscious Nutrition dot com
Photo Credit: Conscious Nutrition dot com

You know when you’re trying something new and you’re not sure what the experience will be? You might put the food to the very tip of your tongue, but you really can’t taste it that way. You have to take a small bite. You have to go all the way and let the food reach your palette. The same is true for the words or messages we aren’t sure we should say. When we have a comeback or “zinger,” we should taste it first. How would we feel if someone said this to us? Would we be able to get over the experience of hearing it come from someone who said it with a hurtful motive? Right. Taste your words. If they are bitter, start over. If they are tart, add some sweetener. If they are too sweet—so sweet that the person may miss the point, reduce some of that sugar.

The tricky thing about verbal communication is once words go out, they can’t be reeled back in. “I’m sorry” does nothing for the hurt the words have already caused. So when we think twice about what we REALLY want to say, we need to taste our words and remember that Psalm 19:14 says “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.”

Tasting and Taming,

Dr. Tame Your Talk

Published inHer Light

One Comment

  1. Ciera Shannon Ciera Shannon

    Where was this post when I was handing people their fannys because they had p’d me off???? Lol

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