Choose Your Words Carefully

May 17, 2010

Have you ever had a situation in which you felt you were correct in what you said, but not so sure about the manner in which you said it or in the words you chose?  I have had that happen to me recently, so I was really convicted when I read today’s devotional from “Lead Like Jesus” where they address the impact of a leader’s word.  Following is the devotional.

“Poorly chosen words can cause confusion and strife. When those words come from the lips of a leader, the tension is magnified. Scripture is clear that we are responsible for our actions and words. When our words cause misunderstandings, it is our duty to humble ourselves and try to make things right. A humble heart and a sincere appeal will go far to make amends.

If you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighbor’s hands: Go and humble yourself; press your plea with your neighbor! Proverbs 6:2-3

Prayer: Dear Lord, so many times I speak before I think it through. Please forgive me. I know this causes problems and misunderstandings for those around me. I ask for Your help in this area. Give me courage to humble myself, admit my mistakes and make things right with those I have mislead. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!”

Remember, that your words as a leader have a great impact on those around you, so please choose your words with care and be aware of their impact.

Hope it is a great week for you!

BG