According to a 2014 study conducted by the University of Arizona, most people speak about 15,000 words per day. But do you really think before you speak?
Counselor and author Paul Tripp writes, “One of the things that separates us from the rest of creation is that, like God, we have the ability to communicate through words. Words shape our relationships, capture our vision, define our plans and convey our thoughts. We love with our words and we hate with our words. With words we make both war and peace. Words are our salve of compassion and our instruments of judgment. Everything we do is connected to our words. They reveal who we are.”
So, what are you saying to others? What are your words saying about you? Before you open your mouth next time, it might be a good idea to take a minute to think before you speak.