1 I said, “I will watch my ways
and keep my tongue from sin;
I will put a muzzle on my mouth
while in the presence of the wicked. Psalm 39:1
Whether we know it or realize it, the “world” is watching us. They are watching us for authenticity and realness. They know to know that what we have to offer them is real and not just some gimmick.
So what does this mean? It means that we need to especially guard our tongue. It’s so easy to become complacent and to think that what we say will just have no real effect on how others think about us. But as I stated above, people are watching us – perhaps not consciously but certainly subconsciously.
Are you building others up?
Are you using foul language?
Are you criticizing your bosses?
Are you badmouthing coworkers?
Oddly enough, those friends and relatives “watching” us don’t expect perfection. Oh they may gleefully tell us when we mess up, but deep inside they’re rooting for us to succeed. They will probably never say it. but the point remains, they’re carefully observing us.