“…the words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing…” Proverbs 12:18 (NIV)

When you speak to people, what becomes their experience after you are done? Do they experience pain, rage, or calm? Do they feel discouraged or encouraged when you are done? You may never have thought about this, but the truth is that you must always think about the outcome of your words before you release them. There are people today who do not care what people feel or think when they are done talking. They just open their mouth and say anything they feel like saying and in the end, people get discouraged, offended, and destabilized. But this is not how it ought to be. As a believer, you must make a conscious decision to always consider your hearer before you speak. You must understand that words are very powerful. What you say goes a very long way to determine what becomes of those who hear you speak. If you are in the habit of saying whatever you like, trust me, you will bring serious pain and frustration to the lives of those who hear you speak. But if you are in the habit of, bring caution to the things you say, you will always bring joy and hope to those who hear you speak. It is for this reason this Bible says “…the words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing…” Proverbs 12:18 (NIV)

So, I encourage you today, to choose your words wisely. I know you must have come across articles or messages like this in the past, but the truth is that we can never stop talking about this because of its importance. I remember, sometime last year, I saw the story of a young girl who committed suicide because someone had said something hurtful to her on social media. Her self-esteem was destroyed and she didn’t really see the need to continue living. So, in anger and shame, she committed suicide on social media. Sadly, she did it on a live stream, and finally, the young man who said those hurtful words to her was arrested. But she is gone already because of those terrible words that were sown in her heart by someone who was not cautious with his words. Beloved, it is time you take this very seriously and become mindful of the things you say. It is better for your words to be few and bring healing than for your words to be more and bring pain. So, choose your words wisely and be deliberate about the things you say. Remember, the Bible says, “…. everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry…” James 1:19 (NIV).

TODAY’S RHEMA

It is better for your words to be few and bring healing than for your words to be much and cause pain!

CONFESSION FOR THE DAY

Thank you, Father, for empowering me with your words, I decree this day that henceforth, my words will be few and whenever I speak, my words shall bring healing and not pain, it shall bring encouragement and not discouragement in the name of Jesus. Amen!

Categories: August 2021

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