Life and death lies in the power of the tongue. Your words have tremendous power. With just a word, you can change people for the better. God has given you the ability through words, to either make or break someone’s day.
The sad truth is, we live in a world today where bullying is at an all time high. And much of it starts through a negative word. On the internet, it’s easy to go into a forum or on facebook, hide under an anonymous name and tear someone down through words. But there are blessings for those who build others up through encouragement.
On the other hand, maybe you do want to encourage someone with a kind word. But you’re tempted to think, “I have no credibility. My kind words don’t mean anything.” Or you may say, “Jarrod, I’m not going to give that person a compliment, they probably hear it all the time. They probably don’t need it.”
No, that’s when you should take the high road. Kick it up a notch. All it takes is a word of encouragement, and you’ll not only bless others but you’ll also bless yourself.
Find something to say to a friend that might bring a smile. With just a word, you can speak life or death. Choose words of life.
In the office, when you’re walking down the hall, offer a kind word to a random person. Freely give out a compliment with no ulterior motive. At the grocery store, when you’re in line, instead of complaining about the high prices or the wait time, genuinely tell the cashier “Thank You and God bless you!”
It’s the little things which take no effort that make a huge difference in the lives of others. With just a word, you can make a difference. Tell of the good news. Offer words of life and watch the blessings return to you as you charge forth on your journey of life!
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