Today’s post covers the prompt: Say.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the words that I say…and those I don’t.
Do the words I say build up those around me? Do they incite a feeling of being loved? Do they encourage and lift up?
While I was searching in Proverbs for a specific scripture, I came across this gem.
“From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things as surely as the work of his hands rewards him.” Proverbs 12:14
Now since that is not what I was looking for, yet fit the moment, I felt it needed to be shared. Basically, the things you say, and those you don’t, will benefit you just as much as the work you do with your hands.
John Mayer once crooned, “say what you need to say…”
This brings me to the words I don’t say.
While I know it’s important to use kindness and love in our interactions with others, there are times when I don’t have the ‘tough’ conversations because I’m afraid of the outcome. I’m afraid of what may happen. I’m afraid of how they will take it.
I will admit to you that this post has taken me longer than the 5 minutes ‘allowed’ because I want to say just the right words. I want to convey the right meaning behind what I’m saying.
Is it time for me to ‘say what I need to say’?
Is it time to have that tough conversation?
When do you finally say, “Enough is enough”? And mean it…and say the hard words. The words that need to be expressed. The words that you’re just tired of holding onto. The words that must be spoken in order to be freed from the dark cage that embitters your heart.