Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Encourage each other

Our words should build each other and not tear us down. I read a recent description that our words could be like a surgeon at work. The tongue like a knife has a sharp edge and it can either be used to heal or destroy. The tongue is difficult to manage.

Women sometimes forget that words get back to others. We didn't mean quite like it made it around the circle and got back to you. Have you ever had that experience?

Encouragement is to give confidence or to raise hopes. Don't we all want to do this?
I know that when I began working in women's ministry we made the scripture in Colossians ~ Encourage and knit together in love. Seems simple enough doesn't it?

Our words will remain on this earth long after we are gone. Good or bad, the words remain with those that we say them to in conversation. In Matthew it tells us that heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not. Oops! Oops!

Parents, I also read that the average home makes ten negative comments for every one positive! Also, it takes 4 positives to make up for that negative comment. It is a vicious cycle that we are messing with people for the rest of their life all with our words.

Next time ~ Pause ~ Say something positive rather than negative..Build up ~ don't tear down! It is not that hard...


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