(Reflection for January 9; late upload)
Whether we know it or not, whatever we speak comes to pass.
Words can either make or break a person. We all know that because we’ve had our fair share of either encouraging or degrading words – and the worst or best part is they come mostly from the people closest to us.
All around us is negativity – from the media, to our school or workplace, and even in our homes. The world is so negative it seems as though there’s nothing good left to see or speak of. The sad thing is this negativity takes part in shaping the personality of a person – in the way it is handled or taught to a child.
Since the world is a tad too negative already, won’t it be a refreshing change if we would go against the flow? So here’s a challenge: Everyday we meet and talk to people – in office, or school, or church, or home. Why not try to spend a day, a week, a month, with nothing but encouraging words to say? No complaints, no negative remarks against others (even if we think they deserve it). Only thanksgiving, positive words and encouragements.
See the difference it makes, not only in our own lives, but more so in other people. =)
Proverbs 16:24 NIV
“Pleasant words are a honeycomb: sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”