#trashouttuesday / words

My husband says I have too much stuff. So, he came up with this theme. And I kept it (reluctantly).

I had a conversation with a friend today about WORDS.

Somehow, it becomes so easy to trash our friends and loved ones with our words. We speak hurtful things, talk about others behind their backs – all while justifying our actions, saying we’re just venting or getting things off our chest.

We complain and then infect others with our negativity – becoming a garbage magnet.

I’m guilty.

Let’s all agree to trash words that hurt and be a giver of words that encourage and heal.

God, help me quickly realize when my words are not uplifting others. Help me recognize instantly when my words are damaging and coming at the cost of someone else.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight (Psalm 19:14).


Proverb of the Day:
Proverbs 18:4 – Many words rush along like rivers in flood, but deep wisdom flows up from artesian springs.


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3 replies to “#trashouttuesday / words

  1. You are one smart lady. Thanks for the reminder and I am guilty as well. Praying I remember this verse daily to remind me to be nice with my words. Great blog for the day!

    1. Thanks, Melissa. I was just sitting here at my kitchen table saying, “Lord, I got NOTHING for today! What am I going to blog about??” Then, I remembered this awesome conversation with a friend that is doing the Interrupted study with us and she talked about how God is really dealing with her about words. It is such truth – and has become so acceptable to harm people with our words. I’m right there with ya! Love you!!

  2. I would say we are all guilty as charged. I am generally inclined to say something nice when the other person is trashing someone – just to remind me and others that we all have shortcomings and room for improvement. I hope my friends have the courage and insight to do the same with me when I start to whine about others!

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