Lately I've been greatly convicted about my speech and what results from it.
Let me start here... I work in construction. And as everyone knows, on the job site, sometimes conversations can go downhill. While it may be funny, or even downright hilarious at times, one must stop and think: "why do we say these things"? Are we trying to get a laugh? Are we attempting to earn the approval of peers in some way? Are we just being foolish? I admit that I fall into "unwholesome" conversation occasionally while at work and I'll even encourage the continuation of such conversations just to get a laugh. I love to laugh. But is it okay to laugh at this stuff? "I mean, everyone else thinks it's funny." "There aren't any ladies on the job site." "I would never say this stuff in polite company." These are all things I tell myself to justify laughing at such talk. Now, before I go on, this "unwholesome" talk is few and far between at work and I'm greatly blessed to work with wonderful Christian men. We have some amazing conversations and have a great time together. That being said, Ephesians 4:29 says: