Monday Meditation

Your Words Matter

The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Prov. 12:18 (NIV) When we speak impulsively, without any concern for the feelings of others we can cause a lot of damage. Our words should never cut people down, but rather build them up. Use your words to encourage, uplift and bring healing to individuals and environments. Think before you speak and pray before giving a quick response. When you are provoked, pursue peace. When you are tempted to lash out, practice self-control. In the heat of the moment, try separating yourself from the one who is causing the agitation. You can revisit the conversation when you and the other person calms down. When given the opportunity to say a kind or unpleasant word, choose wisely. Be led by love, use discernment and have compassion. This week make a conscious decision to use your words wisely. Let’s go and grow together. ADaubon

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