A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in setting of silver.Proverbs 25:11, English Standard Version
I really like this verse, because it is a beautiful picture of the value of words when spoken at the right time.
Words have value.
They lift other people up. Encourage. They can be precious and so meaningful when spoken at the opprotune moment.
Each word brings out a different emotion.
But as Christians, what words should we share with others?
As Christians, we should ask for our hearts and words to mirror the Lord’s. But we should also pray that the timing of those words be His timing.
Because, what is timing?
Timing is EVERYTHING.
The words of a wise man’s mouth win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him.Ecclesiastes 10:12, ESV
Wise and kind words are of great benefit on every occasion, and they will even grant us favor.
Righteous lips are the delight of a king, and He loves him who speaks what is right.Proverbs 16:13, ESV
So the right words, spoken at the proper time could potentially gain favor with ‘kings’ or those in authority. This is expecially true when our words come from the overflow of the heart.
Unfortunately, just the opposite is true for foolish words. Not only will they hinder us, but they could destroy opprotunities for success. I wouldn’t have made it to the corporate black girl that I am without applying these lessons to my daily life.
Success isn’t possible unless we all communicate, both with God and with each other.
Speak God and victory into existence, and then watch them manifest.
Let’s win together.
What are YOU manifesting?
Until next time,