If you believe saying “Oh My G**!” is disrespectful to God and you want to STOP, then use these 6 helpful tools.
- your desire to stop using His name in vain
- your need for His Divine help
- you commitment to honor His third commandment.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. James 1:5-6
Of course God already knows our every desire and need. But when we pray in faith we acknowledge to God: He is in charge. And through His grace all things are possible.
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Romans 8:31-32
2. Solicit help.
Ask the people you have the most contact with throughout your day. Recruit family members or co-workers to help you achieve your goal. This bad speech habit happens so often and with such feeling of normalcy, you may initially not even realize you speak His name in vain during a conversation. But believe me, when you ask others to point out your flaw – they will be happy to oblige.
3. Write reminder notes.
Tape the reminder to your bathroom mirror, the refrigerator, and your computer. Any surface where you are sure to look at throughout your day. Write a larger NO OMG note and place it close to your TV. This will help bring awareness to you, as you watch television shows. I believe television and movies fuel the fire for this blasphemous habit.
4. Listen to others.
Become aware of others’ use of His name. Note the difference when the names God, Jesus and Jesus Christ are used correctly and when they are mistreated. Hearing the irreverent misuse of G-O-D (there is no shortage on TV, even in what is considered family centered shows) will reinforce your understanding of correct and incorrect usage.
5. Ask forgiveness.
As you work through this process of correcting a programed bad habit, ask God for forgiveness. Say you are sorry. Be prepared that you may make mistakes. We hear God’s name misused so often in personal conversations throughout our day, we have become desensitized to the Truth about His name. These misrepresentations of our Lord, lead us to believe it is “ok” to reference Him in a foul manner. So be prepared that you may make a mistake. But just because something is “popular,” does not make it right.
If you slip up, remember God gives us fresh opportunities with each sunrise. Eventually you will succeed. NOW is the time to change, for the Lord has already told us what will happen.
“You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. Exodus 20:7
6. Give thanks.
Each day say:
- Thank you, God, I have stopped using Your name in vain
- Thank you, God, for your Divine help
- Thank you, God, I have committed to honor Your third commandment.
Tool #1 is essential to get you in the starting gate. Tool #6 is essential to keep you on track and help you win the race. Please do not be afraid to ever call on His name again, for fear of unintentional misuse. No, this would be sad because God desires that we call to Him daily. He loves to commune with us, as we should also love to commune with Him. Learning proper usage leads to breaking the bad habit, thus affirming the corrected new habit.
Let us get back to showing love and respect to the title name G-O-D. Let us Lift Him Up.
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I loved how practical this post is for everyone! Great tips!
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