Monday, January 7, 2013

trustworthiness
“Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing” (Proverbs 12:18).
I have been working on this verse with the kiddos lately
because some of them just seem to have harder days than others.
Just like we all do
In this hurried life we put so much emphasis on what we do and the accomplishments we have or our kiddos have
We fail to notice the seeds of change within ourselves
I try to ask myself if I am growing or eroding often 
 A wise women grows in becoming trustworthy

Being a trustworthy person is someone who can be relied on and  someone worthy of confidence. This character trait is visible  in the area of our speech.
 Are we worthy of others’ confidences?
 Are we known for our encouraging words?
I know I am not all the time
It is hard to control that tongue of ours sometimes
 Do we bring people up when they are down?
 Do we let our own burdens and concerns become an excuse to not filter what we say?

A trustworthy woman pays attention to how she speaks. 
She chooses her words well, knowing she can speak words of life or death!
 
“Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing” (Proverbs 12:18).


To grow in trustworthiness, start with your speech!