Welcome back! It’s been a little while since I’ve posted to this blog. Sometimes amidst the hustle and bustle of life and everyday responsibilities, you must take a moment away to regroup. This month’s blogs will focus on the power of our words. So grab a cup of coffee, herbal or boba tea….and lets get to it.
During the last several months, I was faced with several challenges at my current place of employment. Amongst my daily responsibilities, I was selected to chair one of my agency’s committees. What an opportunity!!! Right?! My only focus at the time, was how much of a task it would be. Though not enthused, I found myself beginning to mope about the level of responsibility added to my already demanding professional responsibilities, while being short staffed in my unit. Well….I was called into a meeting with the director of the agency, my co-chair and several other committee chairs and listened attentively as the director gave her vision for the new direction of our agency. Once the meeting concluded, I asked my co-chair if she would like to change positions and assume the role of being the chair. Without a moments notice, her laughter turned to silence and her smile disappeared. She said only a few words before walking away. Her exact words were “No! You were selected.” Say What?!!!!
“Death & Life are in the power of the tongue….”Proverbs 18:21
Your words are powerful. Your words can build-up, tear down, empower, discourage, heal or cause lifelong wounds. How often have we prayed asking the Lord to open doors of opportunity and once he does, words of complaining are uttered. Take a moment and reflect on what you have been believing God for. You may have been praying the same prayer for your loved one for years, and it seems as though nothing is changing. What are you saying out of your mouth? Are you rehearsing the current situation, uttering words of doubt or are you saying what God says through his word concerning your request.
After picking my jaw up from the floor, I prayed, and asked the Lord to help me see what he has entrusted me with the way he sees it. My once mopey disposition turned into gratefulness as I began to realize, that I am entrusted with a new level of responsibility. As words of complaint faded away, I embraced God’s word the more….
“In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”-1 Thessalonians 5:18
When you do not know what to say….speak the word of God.