If you want a good marriage, watch your mouth. I’m going to say something really strongly: Some of you have a bad marriage because you have a bad mouth. You’re speaking death over your marriage. You’re speaking death over your finances. You’re speaking death over your family. You’re speaking death over your health.
Transition from speaking words of consistent sarcasm to using language as a blessing for your spouse, co-workers, family members and everyone else.
I close by telling you this story: I have served at several churches and two missions organizations. There is a man with whom I used to work, and the guy was a star. He had so much charisma. However, he had one major problem—sarcasm. This guy was so sarcastic that it was nauseating. Now, he is out of the ministry. I believe his mouth ran him out of his calling.
Sarcasm, in particular, can ruin you. I like to rib my buddies and all of that stuff, but putting others down for the sake of a few laughs is both immature and ungodly.
Whether it’s Joel Osteen or the guy in the cubicle next to you, when you talk to or about others, use words that edify and encourage!
This article about making Joel Osteen jokes originally appeared here.