A reminder for today
Don't use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.(Ephesians 4:29)
Just as the digital age has ushered in new ways of enhancing human connection, it’s also opened up the scope and range of social rejection. You can no hurt someone without even talking to them. Hurtful words can be posted on social media and within seconds everyone will know about it. I can say that I had a similar experience. I was scorned on Facebook and within seconds people I did not even know, knew about it and had something to add. So many of us fail at this. Our words are seldom an encouragement and our words are so easily focused on hurting and destroying. It is because so many of us live in our own little selfish bubble and we see the world only through our own misguided views.
Imagine the effect if that person wrote a good and helpful word of encouragement instead of trying to hurt you. You would be so deeply touched and you would surely give it thought. You would surely have a higher regard for that person instead of anger and hurt.
So today I have a big challenge for you. Go out into this day and encourage. Even when you feel you want to strangle someone, take a moment and say helpful words. I want you to avoid foul or abusive language and only speak words that encourages, rebuilds and grows. Let the seed of your words bloom in the hearts of those who receives it.
Lord, bless us today with kind hearts and encouraging words so that we will uplift and renew hearts all around us. In Jesus name.
Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.