Shooting Yourself in the Soul

Released March 22, 2022 by Mavericks & Misfits with Jeff Lyle


We are all familiar with the phrase “shooting yourself in the foot.” This phrase describes a self-inflicted wound that occurs through recklessness, foolishness or ignorance. It refers to some action that could have been avoided which causes us harm by our doing. Did you know that there is one clear activity described all throughout the Bible that warns us of wounds to our own soul when we do it? In this episode of Mavericks & Misfits, Jeff imports both humor and heat when dealing with the pandemic of Christians operating in a reckless manner with their words. Lying, gossip, slander, word-curses, profanity and defeatism can stream forth from our mouths without so much as a second thought. The Psalmist once asked God to set a guard over his lips. God will help us for sure, but the whole of Scripture actually places an intense responsibility on the children of God to guard their own speech patterns. In the end, Jesus taught we will give an account for all our words. Before that ever occurs, we should know that our words either bring life or death when we speak. Sometimes, careless words result in us shooting ourselves in the soul. Additional resources are available at org