31 waysEvery Sunday in this month, I’m going to share one verse that really has impacted me as I’ve studied and taught about the power of words.

I did a radio interview this week and the host asked, “when you are tempted to say unkind words, is there a mantra or a verse you say to yourself over and over again?”

I answered, “Sorry, I’m never tempted to do that.”

JUST KIDDING.

I gave two answers.

1. I always say to myself “LONG TERM.” That’s my go-to phrase. I have to remind myself to think long term- don’t say the thing in the moment that you want to say, think about how your words affect others and how things said are remembered much longer than we realize.

2. I think about this verse- Proverbs 16:24. Such a good reminder of the power of kind words.

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This is Day 13 of 31 Ways to Speak Love. You can click here to see a list of all the posts in the series.