While doing some door-to-door last week for Protection One I heard something I’ve never heard before. After introducing myself the young mom who answered the door said, “I think we have an alarm system.” I think we have an alarm system?!? What does that mean?

For a brief instant I wondered if she thought she was holding a baby, or thought she had a pool in her backyard, or thought she had just opened the door to a complete stranger. I think I have an alarm system. You either have one or you don’t. And, that is something you should know (is there an alarm keypad in your house; are there alarm contacts on your doors or windows; is there an electrical panel type box somewhere in your closet or basement).

I may be wrong, but I think she was just trying to get rid of me. Rather than saying something like this, “I’m not interested in protecting my family or home from burglary or fire” or “I would love to have a security system; it’s just something we can’t afford right now,” she choose instead to say something completely ridiculous.

We really need to watch our words. Jesus said, “Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one” (see Matthew 5:37). Try to be honest this week. It will build a little character that will go a long way.

1 Comment on Watch Your Words

  1. Deb says:

    You are right, but often when we do so we don’t “fit” in. Of course, the Bible tells us we often won’t fit with the crowd when we follow Him.

    So much game-playing occurs on earth. It is refreshing, though, when we encounter someone honest, direct and transparent.