3 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Speaking

Speaking is one way to communicate our message and to express our feelings to other person, in a group and society. It is everybody’s right to express their words and opinion. But sometimes this privilege is being abuse because of ignorance. The words that are coming out from our mouth don’t serve us nor benefit to others.

Many people are not aware the power of words. They speak whatever they want.

You can hear from many people this words ” I can say whatever I want. It is my right”.

Yes, it is your right! But, have you ever think what is the effect of your words in your life and to others??

Words are powerful. Words can either bless or curse someone. And it molds your life experiences. That’s why someone said  ” You can determine someone’s life and future based on the words that are coming out from his mouth”.

If you want to be successful in life, you have to learn how to speak a successful person.

Successful people are smart. They think first before they speak. Because they know the results and effect of words to their lives.

Here are the 3 things you can consider before you speak.

  1. Is this true? Before you speak and utter  the words you have in your mind, ASK yourself first if this is true? Maybe you have heard something, news or humor ,or someone told you an information,you have to examine if it is true. Is their a valid proof to consider that it is real or fact? Before you believe something and transfer that information you have to investigate the bases of that information.
  2. Is this necessary? Another question you consider before speaking is ” Is it needed or necessary to say these words and thoughts? If it doesn’t benefit to you or to others, better don’t speak. Unless you know it will strengthen or encourage other people. In this way, both of you will reap positive in your life.
  3. Is this good? Before expressing your thoughts, ask also this question. ” Is this good or bad? Is this positive or negative? What will be the effect of these words to someone? Is this uplifting others or breaking them? If you think it is negative, it will discourage people or hurt them and there is no good benefit, it is better to keep mouth shut.

Yes, sometimes we are offended by others and the normal reaction of most people who are not aware is to take revenge and hurt them back by uttering bad words. But if you are aware the effect of words in your life and to someone listening. Next time you will be careful and evaluate first your words before speaking.

Let me leave to you these 3 verses in the Scripture.

Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.”

1 Peter 3:10 “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.”

Proverbs 12:18 “There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”

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