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!
__ SHARE YOUR FAITH
__ EXPRESS GRATITUDE
__ TELL THE TRUTH
__ ADMIT A MISTAKE
__ 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