Women speak an average of 20,000 words a day while men average
7,000. Knowing this is the average amount of words you’ll use in any
given day, you can decide to use your words to bless people or to
gossip about them. And this decision can be a game-changer!
Make it a point to LISTEN to yourself today.
How are you choosing to use your words?
The Bible has some strong warnings:
“But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of
judgment for every empty word they have spoken”
(Matthew 12:36 NIV).
Have you ever been part of a conversation that begins like this:
• “What I’m telling you is highly confidential, but you’re my friend and I know I can trust you. . . .”
• “OK, I’m not totally sure about this, but I heard . . .”
• “It’s really none of my business, but here’s what I think about . . .”
These conversation openers are usually a huge forecast of idle wordson their way.
“A good man’s speech reveals the rich treasures within him.
An evil-hearted man is filled with venom, and his speech reveals it” (Matthew 12:35 LB).
That’s pretty clear, isn’t it?
I want to be part of the solution—not the problem.
So I’m choosing to spread “positive gossip.”
Anytime I can say something good about a situation or a person,
I’m doing it.
You see, we’re either part of the judgment problem,
or we’re consciously choosing to be active in the grace solution.
But we can’t have it both ways.
So choose your words wisely.
It really CAN be a game-changer!
I’m driving to Cleburne, TX this Sunday morning to begin speaking
Sunday evening through Friday evening at the West Texas District
Family Camp. I’ll be teaching Bible study during the mornings, and I’ll
be preaching in the evenings. I’d love to know your prayers for God’s
anointing are with me.
My annual two-week international missions trip is June 26 to July 9.
We’re headed to Peru. We’re close to $1,000 short on funds. If you’d
like to make a donation to help, I’ll send you a tax receipt for your
files, because I’m a 501 C-3 non-profit ministry. You can make your
check to Susie Shellenberger Ministries and mail it to me at: 3128 N.
Timber Avenue, Bethany, OK 73008. I’ll need to receive it this week
to be able to use for the trip expenses. Will you pray about helping?