Whatcha Gonna Talk About

Doom and gloom, death and destruction, anger and fear is the underlying message of many conversations, TV shows, pod casts, and Facebook posts. Often the negative discussions are centered around politics, religion, illness, and the collapse of the economy. Oh, and then that very same person speaks, watches a TV show, listens to a pod cast or makes a post on Facebook that speaks of trusting God; His goodness and His mercy. Heck, I’m guilty of that myself at times but if you think about it, that thought process is such an oxymoron.

The Bible says:

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit” Proverbs 18:21.


Think about that! I know I have been a lot! So, let me ask you some of the questions I have been asking myself…

  • 50 years from now will what I said make a difference? Hmmm…it could for my grandchildren and great grandchildren
  • Was what I said a true reflection of my heart or was I spewing emotion?
  • Are my conversations going to reflect my trust in God or fear of the unknown?
  • Am I going to rehash and talk about the past or speak life and thrive in the present?
  • Am I going to talk about all my ailments or am I going to speak healing into my bones?

The Bible also says:

If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. James 1:26

Yep, I have given a lot of thought to that one too…

How on earth can we possibly be a witness to trusting God; His goodness and His mercy if we say awful things about people either to their face or worse, behind their backs? Wasn’t it just recent a scripture or uplifting quote was posted about loving one another and then in the next breath speak ill of someone?

Side Bar: Oh, and my friends, don’t think my fingers are typing this without feeling God’s conviction on my life!!! I by no means am saying I’m all that and a box of chocolates. I know I have work to do. But, with that said, I promised God I would write what He lead me to write. So, yes, my fingers fill like lead weights as I type this post.

Ok, with that said, back to the subject at hand…This all boils down to this…

Whatcha Gonna Talk About?

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