Be careful, little mouth, what you say.
How powerful are words?
I know a Guy who spoke the whole world into existence.
Your words matter.
34b “…For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. 35 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. 36 But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
You meet people every day someone else will never meet. Nobody has the same path you have. People God leads across your path NEED YOU to speak life about them and TO them.
When we’re tempted to grumble about people (which happens, like, every day)…
that driver who cut us off in traffic,
the person who cut in line when we only have 20 minutes for lunch,
when the kid at school makes fun of our kid and our child comes home in tears,
the mom who has a bad day and desperately wants to know all this work she’s doing matters,
the dad who works hard and knows his wife and kids want some of his time, too, so he spends the evening playing “catch” when he’s wanting time for himself,
…take a breath.
And maybe instead of the first (possibly crushing) words that come to mind,
turn it around and speak a blessing over them instead.
Speak life and love.
You can do this. You got this! I believe in you.