This is part 2 of Virtuous Women Speaking Wisely...
Proverbs 31:26 MSG The Message When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly.
Proverbs 31:26 KJV King James Version She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
As a virtuous woman, we have to be careful of the words we choose. When we speak it should be something of substance, something that encourages growth, kind words. The problem many face is that we are putting ill thoughts and messages in our minds and that is what is coming out. We have listened to too many people telling us that we are not worthy of anything great and we believe it but the deathly part is that we tell someone else the same thing and then they believe it. 2 Corinthians 4:13 - We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak" It is a cyclical effect that is deteriorating our women. So many women do not know how to speak kindly to one another.
I work for Girl Scouts and most of my girls speak so meanly to the other girls. They yell, talk about each other and have the worst attitude towards each other. I can just imagine that they hear it from their parents a lot at home. It is very sad to watch these girls spew out words that are so damaging and when asked about it they have no remorse. We cannot be like that as Christian women, we have to speak out of love. God is love.
One thing to remember is that we have have to believe we are a virtuous kind of woman, we have to see and believe our value and worth. If we do not see good in ourselves we cannot give good or see the good in others. Would you want to be tutored by someone who continued to fail a class? Why would you want to hear encouragement from someone who cannot encourage their selves. So the question is how do you begin to speak words of worth, words spoken kindly, and words of love that will encourage and uplift your sisters and brothers?
Well we can begin with the BIBLE... God's love letter to us. This gives you all the instruction you need other things are just supplemental.
Let's put this into action:
- Start seeing the good in you. Speak kind thoughts about yourself daily. Fall in love with yourself. A common phrase is if you don't love yourself then who will? GOD WILL though!! That is when you refer to the Love letter God wrote to us: The Bible.
- See the good in others. It is so easy to see what is wrong with people. If we shift our thinking to seeing and acknowledging the good in people more than the bad that will definitely help the words that will come out of your mouth for good and not evil.
- Read positive literature, watch positive movies, listen to positive music. Remember what you put in will come out.
- Every time you think or even say something negative follow it up with good to cancel it out. Eventually there will be mostly good coming out of our mouths.
I dare you to be more attentive to the things you say out loud, to people, about yourself see if the good out weighs the bad and if it doesn't I challenge you to do better the next day!
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