Words of life
From a wise mind comes wise speech; the words of the wise are persuasive. Kind words are like honey—sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death. It is good for workers to have an appetite; an empty stomach drives them on. Scoundrels create trouble; their words are a destructive blaze. A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends. Proverbs 16:23-28
As a follower of God, your words are capable of providing life. In this world where people are put down and beaten up, you as a child of God have the ability to knock off negativity. Probably when you were not still a Christian, you were told words that have broken your spirit: “You’re not smart.” “You amount to nothing.” “The world could have been better if you were not born.” Such types of words should not come out from the mouth of a real Christian. There will be instances that your words might be the only message some people needed to hear in a day or a week, or a month that will encourage them. You have to make a choice to commit to build up people around you. ”So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up” (Romans 14:19). God called you to “encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing” (1 Thessalonians 5:11). Value others by helping them to bring out the best in them. Remember that God valued you that He gave Himself for you so you could receive life. In spite of your failures in the past, God provided you an opportunity to have a fresh start. “God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before him. When I cleaned up my act, he gave me a fresh start” (2 Samuel 22:21-22). God wants to use you so that others can hear the “good news of great joy...Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11).