It has been said that the average person thinks approximately 50,000 thoughts per day. 50,000. That is a lot of thoughts shaping our "today's" and our "tomorrows". The Bible says, "From out the heart the mouth speaks."
In the community I serve, words can heal, kill or destroy. I've heard parents speak unspeakable things to their child and I 've heard children speak unspeakable things - without blinking - to the woman who bought them into life. Words have ignited a small flame and into a full blown gang war and word anointed a young woman into believing she could be more than a pair of heels walking the streets.
I read about a mom who taught her children to think these thoughts before speaking. Are my words kind, necessary and true? If not, she told them, "don't say them."
This year, as I strive to be authentic, I'm going to work on controlling my thoughts and my
words. I want to speak life and blessings to my family, my friends and to those in community and to you.