Are you tired of destructive, divisive words on social media or even around the dinner table? Me too. There have been many moments over the last few months when I felt overwhelmed and unsure of what to do.
There are no easy answers, but I’ve come to see a powerful starting place is committing to use our words to heal not harm. Will you join me in this mighty little manifesto today?
I Will Use My Words
I commit to using my words to defend and heal, not to harm.
I will not gossip.
I will not belittle.
I will not dismiss those who are different than me.
I will guard others by speaking the best about them, encouraging them into all God would have them to be, and extending grace instead of condemnation.
I will be loyal and loving, remembering that even if we disagree we still fight on the same side–never against each other.
I will create safe spaces for the stories of others.
I will make my words a powerful weapon to fight against the darkness, to defend not destroy, to bring hope not hurt.
I still believe in the power of words to change the world.
“The words of the wise bring healing” (Prov. 12:18). Let’s never underestimate the power of our words to make a difference, one heart and mind at a time.
Cheering You On,
This week on More than Small Talk we’re having a conversation about Friendship: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and how we can be safe spaces for each other.
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