I enjoy baking my daughters' birthday cakes and making homemade buttercream frosting. There was one time where I wasn't feeling good but I was determined to make the frosting but I wanted to get it done quickly...so what do you do when you are in a hurry, you toss the full 1 pound bag of powdered sugar with the rest of the ingredients all at once instead of incorporating it slowly....or at least that's what I did.
POOF! It was an unfortunate mess once I turned on my Kitchen-aid Mixer. I realized in this moment that delicate ingredients do not need to be carelessly tossed in a powerful mixer. Much like our words, we sometimes use them irresponsibly and end up with a big mess, just like my kitchen.
I think that we often forget, or don't even realize the significance behind the words that we use to communicate. There are actually 4 key principles behind words that we use.
How can you use your words responsibly this week? Think of someone you have discouraged and write their name down in your prayer journal. Pray for that person and get God's perspective on that individual. Seek reconciliation and make right for using your words irresponsibly, then speak life and encouragement.
If you need help with being a better encourager, seek a local spiritual mentor to encourage you. (It's hard to give encouragement if you don't have it for yourself.)
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