Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.
We all know this children’s rhyme is the furthest thing from the truth yet I sometimes repeat it to myself in an effort to talk myself out of being hurt by the words someone has spoken to me. The words we speak are important. They either bring life or death. They build up or they tear down. They cast vision or dash dreams.
No matter who we are, when we speak into the life of someone else, our words leave a legacy. This is of particular importance to anyone who is a position of influence or authority over someone else: business or ministry leaders, sporting team coaches, teachers, spouses, parents, or friends.
When we have influence in someone’s life, the words we speak carry added weight and we bear a greater responsibility to leave a good legacy. The possibilities for messing this up are endless. We will make mistakes. But, when we look to God’s Word for guidance, we can get it right more often than we get it wrong and leave a powerful legacy.
Join me over at the Christian Community News as we learn from David and Solomon about Words Of A Good Legacy.