MEASURING THE PROGRESS OF TAMING OUR TONGUE ON DAILY BASIS (Reference Unknown)

IF YOU ANSWER NO TO ALL QUESTIONS, REJOICE!!  (USE SEPARATE PAPER TO KEEP COUNT OF ‘YES’ ANSWERS)   BUT DO NOT RELAX.  QUIETLY ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO SHOW YOU THE NEXT FOCUS AREA OF SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT…..KNOW THAT YOU WILL REACH PERFECTION ONLY WHEN YOU GET TO HEAVEN!

__  Did I engage in any form of lying?

__   Did I latter someone (flattery with impure motive) ?

__  Did I manipulate someone for my own gain or advantage?

__  Did I speak too hastily?

__  Did my words cause division?

__  Was I argumentative or contenious?

__  Did i boast or speak with Pride?

__  Did I engage in a self put down (spirit of inadequacy)?

__  Did I slander someone?

__  Did I gossip?

__  Did i meddle in anybody’s affairs  (spirit of divination- seek personal information) ?

__  Did I betray someone’s trust?

__  Did I belittle someone?

__  Was I cynical, scornful or sarcastic?

__  Did I speak as a ‘know it all’ 

__  Did I use harsh or abusive words?

__  Did i fail to speak with tact or diplomacy?

__  Did i attempt to intimidate with my words?

__  Was i rude?

__  Was I critical or judgmental?

__  Was I self-absorbed in my conversations?

__  Did i use profanity?

__  Did I complain?

__  Did I retaliate?

__  Did I accuse someone?

__  Was I discouraging?

__  Did I express doubt and unbelief?

__  Did i simply talk too much?

__  Was I indiscreet in my discussions?

__  Did i keep silent when i should have communicated?

HAVING REFRAINED FROM NEGATIVE SPEAKING, SEE HOW MANY POSITIVE WAYS YOU CAN ENGAGE YOUR TONGUE IN A SINGLE DAY!

__  PRAY

__  SHARE YOUR FAITH

__ EXPRESS GRATITUDE

__  TELL THE TRUTH

__  ADMIT A MISTAKE

__  APOLOGIZE

__  CONFESS YOUR FAULTS OR WEAKNESSES

__  APPLAUD SOMEONE’S ACHIEVEMENTS

__  ASK FOR HELP

__  OFFER TO ASSIST

__  COMFORT SOMEONE WHO IS HURTING

__  COMMUNICATE YOUR EXPECTATIONS KINDLY

__  GIVE A SINCERE COMPLIMENT

__  CONFRONT AN INTERPERSONAL CONFLICT

__  PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT

__  DEFEND SOMEONE AGAINST NEGATIVE CRITICISM

__  DISCOURAGE GOSSIP

__  EXPRESS APPRECIATION

__  OFFER CONSTRUCTIVE (LOVING) FEEDBACK

__  SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE

__  KEEP A CONFIDENTIALITY

__  PROTEST EVIL

__  PUT FORTH A NEW SOLUTION

__  RECITE SCRIPTURE

__  RECONCILE PARTIES IN CONFLICT

__  RELATE A MEANINGFUL STORY

__  TELL A CLEAN JOKE

__  EXPRESS HOPE OR OPTIMISM

__  ENCOURAGE SOMEONE TO PERSERVERE

__  EXPRESS CONCERN FOR ANOTHER

__  SAY ‘PLEASE’ AND ‘THANK YOU’

__  SING A SONG

__  SPEAK OF GOD’S GOODNESS

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