Strong doesn’t mean you have the right to be rude. The Bible tells us that our tongue has the power of life and death (Proverbs 18:21). Strong Girls use their words to build up, encourage and not tear down (1 Thess. 5:11).
But how do you do that when you’re in the habit of gossiping and being negative?
Wait upon God before you speak. Seek Him to take control of your thoughts, and when you do that, your tongue will express the sweetness that lives in your mind.
Give your words and your life, Strong Girl, the Philippians 4:8 test:
“…whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
Think cupcakes. Are your words sweet? Are your thoughts following Philippians 4:8?
- Just (as opposed to unfair)
- Good reports (as opposed to negative gossip)
- Virtue (good things, pure things, nice things)
I don’t see any nasty gossip in there, do you?
Can you think of one way you can use your words to build someone up this week? Let me know in the comments below!