I am tempted to leave this statement "as is" without comment, but I will say a little more to clarify what I mean.
I am a thinker, an analyzer. Along with that, I am also a talker (aren't most pastors and bloggers?): I find I actually do some of my best thinking out loud. (I am very thankful my wife is a patient listener!)
"I should speak more about God and less about other things." Recently I've realized (again) how out of balance my thinking and talking can sometimes be. I can spend 15 minutes or more prattling on about things, from the weather to politics to news events--just about anything. I can mentally or verbally analyze things to death. At the end of a long soliloquy, I realize I have accomplished nothing redemptive.
It's awful to realize how long I can talk without bringing the Lord into the situation. I sometimes speak in faithless terms, expressing my discouragement at things that don't go well in the world. In doing this, I not only fail to acknowledge that God is sovereignly in control of these things, but I also fail to use that moment to encourage my hearer(s) to turn their attention to the Lord. "I should speak more about God and less about other things."
I want to use my thoughts and my words to focus on the greatness of God. I want to point people to Him every way I possibly can. Through the things I say, I want to encourage my family and friends to follow the Lord more deeply today than they did yesterday. Isn't it better to use my words to point to the greatness of our Lord? He's the one most worthy to be the focus of my words!
To do this, I need to ensure I'm constantly filling my brain with thoughts about God, because my mouth is simply speaking what my brain is thinking. If I spend more of my thoughts on our Lord, then more of my words will follow.
"I should speak more about God and less about other things." Will you do this with me?