I am convinced that a simple phrase that is well thought and well spoken is capable of holding more value than an entire book at times.
Once upon a time, the world was a very different place than the world that you and I have been a part of as of late.
After all, we aren’t exactly using horses as our main mode of transportation; we’re checking mailboxes less and text messages more. If you find yourself in a desperate need for a new pair of shoes then simply pick from the masses-they’ll soon be delivered to your door. Later on, you can process whether a pair of shoes can really bring you to the point of a crisis.
One of the greatest changes that has recently taken place is the simple fact that everyone has a voice.
You may find this something to applaud at first, and yes, it most definitely comes wrapped in some beautiful elements that are worthy of at least a nod.
But think of this for just a moment. Not all that many years ago, the right to influence the world was something that must be earned. Perhaps there’s still an element of wealth in what once was, after all.
In order to speak your mind and have more than a handful of people there to consider the weight of your words, you had to climb a certain latter; you had to go through a certain process in order to reach a certain level where you were then-at last-deemed worthy of a voice within the world.
Today, this latter has been put away. The process is no longer in operation in a land where everyone is connected to anyone and all there is to do is tap a little button and suddenly you are heard.
There’s an element of beauty to the world of voices being heard, but beware the many clanging symbols it may bring along with it.
The words that you hear will eventually begin to shape you. Take care that you choose them well.
If every voice has been given the power to influence, who’s to say what is right and what becomes of the wrong?
You and I can change the shaping of our minds when we let the God who designed us determine what truth is in a world that’s filled with voices.
Here is my simple challenge to myself- when forming a thought and writing out words, measure the weight and determine whether or not they are meant to be heard. And second, not every voice that speaks is meant for us to hear. Measure a thought before it is accepted and give endless praise to the voices that are truly meaningful and true. Be quick to applaud what is beautiful and worded well.
Above all, let the all-knowing God of this beautiful world be the main source of input that flows into your soul.