We are all relational beings. Despite being in a world that is more interconnected, we have become more disconnected than before. We long for honest, loving, genuine and accepting relationships. How are we to succeed in our relationships? This week, we look at Words. Words are powerful and determine the direction of our lives, the relationships we experience and the reality we live in. Words are permanent and should be carefully considered before they are spoken because they cannot be taken back. Words can either hurt or heal, as they reflect our identity and shape our destiny. Whatever we choose to say has an impact on others as well as on us.
So, we are called to look out for the Truth, Timing, Tone, and Trajectory of our Words. And to let the Holy Spirit touch us as we speak. May we repent of the words we use and change the words we use.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO
We must repent from the words we use and seek the Holy Spirit to change our hearts so that we can change the words and the manner of our speech. We should speak words that bring life. So, begin to speak differently.
Ask God to fill your speech with words that lift others and with the gentleness that breaks any barrier.
To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue. ~Proverbs 16:1