I've often heard the phrase "It's not what you say, but how you say it." When thinking about the world we live in I find myself considering my audience when speaking.
As a child of God, our position is to draw people to Christ through his love. With all the opposition of the enemy, we as believers, must be very mindful of what we say and do and how we say and do things. Our goal is to meet the lost where they are and raise them up.
This was demonstrated through the story of Queen Esther. She was shown favor amongst King Xerxes and used wisdom to communicate with him. She knew when to speak and understood the importance of not revealing too much too soon. It is not stated that King Xerxes was a believer, so to see the power of influence she had as a child of God was amazing. Colossians 4:5-6 tells us to "Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” Queen Esther exemplified this being young woman who was not raised amongst royalty or trained in her speech. She simply took heed to the wisdom imparted to her through her cousin Mordecai and the Lord himself.
If you remember nothing from this story, remember that through Christ we have the power to influence change by simply using wisdom when communicating. So each day take time to get wisdom and understanding (Proverbs 4:7), so that you too can be used to influence change.