Friday, June 3, 2011

Thoughts from One Leader to Another: #3

Another principle I have learned is to pray for wisdom in my speech. Proverbs 31:26 says:  She opens her mouth in wisdom…” Be careful of your speech and what you share with others—especially about your husband or children. I think everyone needs some perspective on a certain situation from a trusted friend, but go to God FIRST, and then perhaps think of a friend or even a counselor who would not be connected to the church. “…and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Use your conversation to encourage and uplift others, not to criticize or gossip. And IF you are married, don’t forget to constantly build up your husband—not just others-- in your speech, both publicly and privately!

"Lord, help us know when to speak and when to be silent.  Also, let our speech be filled with kindness and wisdom."