Bless don’t curse

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Brenda Myburgh

While on holiday I was reminded of how easily we forget the power of our words.  Someone will say something without giving a thought first of the impact it might have on others around them.  People forget how much their words reveal about their own character.  If you want to understand a man’s heart, listen to his words.
Titus 3 v 2: “To slander or abuse or speak evil of no one, to avoid being contentious, to be forbearing (gentle), and to show unqualifi ed courtesy toward everybody.”(Amplifi ed).  Paul teaches us about good values in Titus and does not leave out to remind us of how we should
speak to others.  The words that stand out to me are “no one” and “everybody”. We like to justify ourselves in life and how we had a good enough reason to speak to someone in a disrespectful way.
Maybe we should take time every evening to go through our day and ask “Did I bless or curse someone with my words
today?” Especially our own family and the people we deal with daily. It is so easy to say something derogative in a moment of frustration. Let’s take time to think about the words we speak. May our words become blessings money can’t buy. Blessings.

* Myburgh is a motivational speaker,
facilitator, MC, director, writer, actress.