Ephesians 4:29 “Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.”Everyone knows someone who seems to say whatever they think. Unfortunately, these people’s words are often with harsh effect. The Holy Spirit wishes to affect our speech to be good and helpful, and he wants us to choose our words wisely so that we might encourage others.
When I think of the individuals who’ve had the greatest impact on my life, I think of positive, encouraging, uplifting people. It takes practice to develop a pattern of speech that is good and helpful. Start by praying and speaking encouraging words to yourself. It’s not wrong for you to speak reassuring words to yourself and think inspiring thoughts. All too often we become our most harmful critic.
When you’ve made it a point to speak kindly to yourself, take the next step and pray that God will create and prompt your spirit to recognize and seize the opportunity to encourage another with your words. You can do it.