Be mindful of what you speak over someone, for those words will return to you.
Without a dream, you will not reach anything. Without love, you will not feel anything and without hope you will not receive anything. Words of wisdom can soothe a weary man’s soul. A soft word can turn a harsh situation around. Your confession brings forth your possession. You speak outwardly what you hear inwardly.
Whatever comes out of your mouth reveals what is in your heart. Whatever you voice, you begin to attract. You have a purpose for you to fulfill. Your walk with is a long journey and everyone is at a different stage.
Some may be seeing forward progress; while others might feel stuck, wondering what the next step should be. No matter where you are at, do not give up. You have a free will and God’s not going to force or manipulate you. You are not a robot.
When we want our kids to express themselves in ways other than tantrumming or throwing peas at the dog, we say “Use your words.” But I often wonder, do we adults really know how to use our words skillfully, in ways that help and don’t harm?
Be mindful of what you speak over someone, for those words will return to you. Decide to “good-mouth” instead of “bad-mouth” people today. Let your words encourage, exhort and edify.
Be healing, not hurtful. Be life and not death. One of the greatest destructions to the human soul is the deception that you are unwanted, uncared for and deserted. A person who walks in love and prays is powerful and dangerous to the devil.
Refuse to get bitter from the broken areas of your life. I wish you get healed where you have been hurt. The Almighty is a healer to the hurting, a restorer to the broken, a forgiver to the offender, a shelter to the troubled.
Today, remember, victory is not about what you have, it is about love and grace on what you have. All things are possible. You are given gifts and talents. You are given seeds to sow so you can have an abundant harvest in your future.
You have what it takes. In my own life, I’ve been actively paying attention to and practicing (or doing my best to practice) right speech for some time now. I do this in many ways but three in particular stand out.
I consciously try to use my words to provide support, motivation and encouragement. Before speaking, I think about how my words can point the other person towards something positive or great in themselves and thus something they do well or that might feel helpful.
Like Mahatma Ghandi said: “Speak only if it improves upon the silence.” And I would offer (hopefully adding to the silence) that before using our words, we can ask, will these words help or harm?
I choose to relieve my words of the burden of having to perfectly and completely capture my actual experience. Words are powerful and at the same time layers of experience exist that are not conveyable or formulate-able with words.
And so, rather than demanding that my words be absolute representations of my experience, and furthermore that I be understood by others, completely, through my words.
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Until next week Tuesday, bye-bye for now.
Tshepo Ishmael Phetoane
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