Learning effective communication is hardwork with an endless cycle full of listening, processing, speaking, reflecting, revising, apologizing, forgiving, and retrying so as to improve upon a most valuable skill you will never be perfect at.
But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. James 3:8-10
My God, my most blessed asset is my tongue yet it can be my most cursed liability. What great work I can do for Your kingdom if I will learn effective communication. On the other hand, what damage I do when my words are unbecoming of a follower of Christ. Since it is not good for blessings and cursings to come from the same mouth, I commit myself to the endless cycle of improving upon the valuable skill of communication. I will continually learn to do better at listening to others, speaking timely words with finesse and grace, and reflecting upon the whole use of my language. I will revise, apologize, and forgive where necessary. And then, I will retry with an improved awareness of my strengths and weaknesses. Forgive me where my tongue has been an unruly evil. I know this ought not be so for those who are devoted to Your ways. Amen.
Truth in love,