Language is a system of communication. It’s a way of expressing a thought, a desire, or various other emotions and feelings which can be done through the means of words, be it verbal or written, through gestures and body language as well as through music and drawing.
Language is important because it not only helps us receive messages from those around us, but it also helps us pass messages around in a manner that is and can be understood by everyone.
A clear language is a language that conveys a message in the easiest way possible without the use of ambiguous words or statements. However, a godly language is one that uplifts and edifies others ( see Ephesians 4:29, Colossians 4:6).
One has to remember that whatever regularly comes out of your mouth indicates what fills your heart. The only way for your words to reflect the true and godly intention of your heart is if it is shaped and wrapped up in the wisdom that only the Holy Spirit provides in us.
Our hearts will always be filled with different emotions, but the goal as Christians is not to suddenly stop ourselves from feeling all of those emotions but instead not to let ourselves be controlled by them. That’s where the help of the Holy Spirit becomes vital to us. Human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires in us (see James 1: 19-20).
Speaking the truth as a way of correcting an issue can and will only help when it comes from a place of love. In order to do that, one needs to truly have the desire to see a change in a person’s life instead of just wanting to point out their mistakes, and that can only be done once we put ourselves in the other person’s shoes. In trying to help, one needs to understand what may have led them to do, become, or say whatever it is that they may have done or said.
Let’s not just want change for people, but instead, let’s help them want it for themselves for them to see the truth not as an attack but as a solution to their problem as a result of interacting with someone who speaks a language of love; a godly language.