First Words

What can you say in so few words? Maybe that’s the problem. We feel we have so much to say, when in reality, we really only need the bare essentials. Bruce Lee once said, “It’s not the daily increase, but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” Get rid of the fluff. Anything that doesn’t benefit, or doesn’t serve a purpose, should be eliminated. Those folks at Twitter have it figured out. If we can’t say what we need to say in a limited number of words, then maybe we need to fine-tune our thoughts. Economy of words. In fact, maybe we need that time to filter our thoughts. Didn’t James say we should be “slow to speak” (James 1:19)? John the Baptist also said in John 3:30, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” Make every word count for His glory.