Just Be Quiet


I saw a meme with these words…

You have no idea how one conversation, one word of encouragement or one expression of love might change ones life.

As I read these words today my heart felt a little heavy as the reality of truth sunk in. We have to acknowledge the opposite must also be true.

You have no idea how one damaging conversation, one word or anger , or one expression of disgust and disappointment can change someone’s life.

How careless we are with our words and expression when we are in a state of anger. How demeaning we can be when we embrace this desire and need to be right and become consumed with each and every feeling we partner with each moment. Our words and actions, our tone and the noises of disgust that come out of our mouths hurt the very people we are supposed to love. What do our words tell others about us? Are we filled with God or filled with self? I love this verse and it couldn’t be more clear,

And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right!

Less of us and more of you God! It’s time to be accountable for our words and what they do to other people. It’s time to shed our self and finally make the decision to say no way, not me, never again.


Stop huffing and puffing. Stop speaking your need to be right and make the choice only to speak words that build people up. Let this be a reminder as you go through this day.


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