Use your words wisely. They are healing. They are poison. They will let you waste away. They will spark a revolution. When you speak, your voice resonates into the rest of the world.
There were times when I spoke I felt no one was listening, and I thought the point of my life was to make those people listen. No.
In those times, I should have spoke to God. He would change my heart, so that I could have a correct view of the listeners. I just heard in chapel from @BradleyColeman2 a great word from Psalm 139 about insecurity. I can relate to this. I act out of insecurity a lot of times. I worry that what I have doesn’t mean much to people. I worry that my words don’t have weight.
However, God gave me what I have. I have no right to call my skills useless. My words do have weight, no matter what my natural mind may want to think of it.
Fellow preachers of the gospel, let us draw our standards that as we live out our faith, we will pray to God that he will help us to speak with love, with tact, with honesty, and with integrity. This goes beyond a random acts of kindness day, or even a “Charles” challenge from @DAlanBaker. This is real life. Actions speak louder than words, but it’s best if the two line up in Christ. Today, while my mind wants to be concerned with who I will hang out with tonight, or what album to listen to next, this is also in me…
I’m preaching at myself. But you can listen in if you want. (like coach Kirk in chapel)