“Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.” Proverbs 18:21 (MSG)
The words you and I use are powerful.
It doesn’t matter if you are an introvert or an extrovert, all of us need to be careful of our words.
Negative or “tearing down” words can ruin a person’s life and relationships for a long period of time. Positive or “building up” words can uplift and sustain a person’s life and relationships for a lifetime.
Which group of words do you use 90% of the time?
Why do we fall into the trap of intentionally selecting how we communicate with certain people?
“Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word a gift.” Ephesians 4:29 (MSG)
When we speak encouraging words of hope, love and peace we are talking with courage.
Let’s use the STP Oil symbol to help us remember to Stop, Think and Prepare. Just as the STP Oil is used to protect the engine of your car…let’s use our words to help protect the heart of others.
3 Easy Ways to Speak Life Into Someone
Stop, Look face to face and Listen to what the person is saying.
Think and pray before you speak.
Prepare ahead of time to recall words of encouragement to share with others.
You and I may need a little refresher course on encouraging and uplifting words to speak and use on all social media communication.
Here you go!
Choose your category and list of words from below and begin “building others up!”
FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES
FOR YOUR SPOUSE
FOR YOUR KIDS and GRANDKIDS
This week, join me as I intentionally select my words to encourage and uplift others. As we change our words we can change the world around us—one person and one word at a time!
I believe in you! You can do it! Go ahead and get started, my friend! Today is your day!