Let every word that you speak be kind, loving, considerate, helpful and encouraging to everyone you come in contact with. Whether it be in person, on the phone, an email or text. Let your language be clean and not foul. Whether you’re dealing with a difficult person or just having a bad day. Let your words build up one another and not put down. Do you have any idea how much of a difference we make if you compliment one another? To smile more and be helpful when you see someone struggling? It could vary from them having a bad day at work, in the grocery store with a child having a meltdown, traffic, or them having a heavy heart with a trial they are presently enduring. Just smiling and saying hello is a start.
Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. Ephesians 4:29
Yes, unfortunately , I’ve had some days that test my temperament and I am human. For example, when another driver cuts in front of me on the road, a person takes your parking spot you were patiently waiting for, or a loved one crosses boundaries with you, knowing fully well they can get a rise out of you. I am learning to walk away and not interact. However, if it is something that is totally out of line then yes, a firm message is directed to that person to stop with their mean-spirited words and acts. God desires us to be patient, kind, loving, and humble. It is not easy but must be respected and honored.