Do you gravitate towards positive people? What about being that positive person that others want to be around, are you that person? Maybe you feel like you aren’t strong enough to be able to lift others up. Maybe you feel that you’re going through so much that you need to be the one that is uplifted and encouraged. We all need encouragement but we’re also missing out if we do not give it as well. After all, I firmly believe that ”happiness doesn’t come from what we get, but from what we give” Ben Carson
There is so much power in our words. We can understand this by personal experience and by hearing what the Word of the Lord tell us. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV) We are all affected by words that are spoken to us by the ones we love, by our enemies, and even by our own voices inside of ourselves. Those words can build us up or tear us down. Christians, we have a choice to allow ourselves to become victims of this power or to become a conqueror. I choose to conquer the hurt and negativity of words and feed myself words of life.
If there were more that would conquer the power of their tongue, there would be more life spoken into others’ lives. There would be more life spoken into our individual lives. Both in which would be saving lives, spiritually and physically. There is power in our words. So powerful that it can sustain life or lead to death. “Those who love it will eat its fruit”… If you choose to seek life in your words, the fruit will be life eternal.
Practical ways to produce life in your words:
~ Set personal goals that challenge you to reach out and lift someone else up. Empowering others empowers ourselves and becomes contagious. You’ve been there, you just may have forgotten. 1 Thess. 5:5
~ Forgive others and forgive yourself. If you have fighting within yourself over something in your past, let it go. Pray about it and hand it over to God. If there is a person that is toxic to your freedom, take steps to remove them from having control over your life. Eph. 4:32
~ Be intentionally kind. By thinking of others, we allow God’s light to shine through us and allows others to be blessed. When we bless others, we are blessed. Phil 2:3-4
~ Seek knowledge by reading the Bible more, listen to praise and worship on the radio or on our phones, research positive verses to help you keep a positive focus. Mat 6:33
~ Continually pray. Pray before complaining. Pray before sharing with someone else. Pray about the ‘little’ things. Pray for someone else. Pray all day long. 1 Thess. 5:16-18
“Strong people don’t put others down, they lift them up.” Michael P Watson