You can call me old fashioned, but I call it respectful and classy.
I don’t use the term “O.M.G.” out of respect and honor to my Father, Jesus Christ.
I believe if you truly respect someone you will not use their name in a careless way. Throwing it about as slang that could be used in all sorts of situations. I believe God is sacred. Therefore, His Name is not meant to be treated carelessly.
I know some people would believe I am over thinking this or being super picky on this topic, but that’s just it, our one and only Savior, God who we call Father, Creator of the entire universe is not something to take lightly. I believe this world has made God seem so casual now-a-days. To be honest, this is because we all live in a sinful world, where the devil likes us to take God’s name and make it so easy and simple to use in such a casual way. Well that’s just it; God’s name is NOT meant to be taken lightly. We should treat Him and His name with the utmost respect from the bottom of our hearts.
Now don’t get me wrong, I feel it too, that casual sense of just quickly typing out those three little letters to get to my point and move on. I’ve been there, and many times a matter a fact. I would think to myself, “ugh…it doesn’t really matter that much. After all, my friends will know what I mean, and they won’t take it literally”. However, this isn’t about my friends and what they will think or decipher out of it. This is about me making my own decision to stick with my word and doing so by honoring God who made me. Plus, this type of “doesn’t really matter” perspective is exactly what the devil wants me to think. So what do I do instead of using that phrase? Well, I’ve become accustomed to write “oh my goodness”, or switch up my choice of words entirely. I mean is writing up different words that much more of a hassle? No, matter of fact, it’s quite easy actually. Just try it for yourself.
The point of me writing this blog post is not to try and convince anyone to change their way of writing and speaking. It’s rather to have you take a second to look at what/who you say you respect in your life and how you go about treating it. For me personally, that is God, who I hold most high and above all else in my life. Therefore, I choose to no longer use His Name in a light or easy way. His Name is meant to be honored and respected and that is exactly what I will do.
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