Do you want to improve your chances of promotion?
A poll just released by Harris Interactive shows that employers are less likely to promote a worker who curses. These bosses gave several reasons why. Bad language calls a person's professionalism into question. Employers see such as a self-control problem. They also see it as a lack of maturity and a sign of lower intelligence. The bottom line is that "bad words leave bad impressions."
The Bible makes speech a building block of good influence. Titus 2:7-8: "In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned...."
Ephesians 4:29: "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths..."
For good or bad, our language does make a difference. Whether or not it wins you an earthly promotion, guard your speech out of interest for that spiritual promotion!