Day 15 of 31 Days of Wisdom
How strong is your spirit? That may sound like an odd question but I’d like you to think about that. One way you can measure your spirit’s strength is to look at how you respond to adversity. Do you shrink back? Do you fear and think the worst? What’s your reaction when you hear bad news? Do you allow it to set your mood and cause you to get depressed?
There are some people who are weak in spirit. They can’t handle tough moments. They break down under pressure. Why is that? It could be that they haven’t fed their spirits with wholesome words.
Proverbs 15:4 says,
“A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.”
So if you want to be spiritually strong , a great place to look at is right under your nose, literally. Your tongue is one of the biggest determining factors of how strong or weak you are spiritually. Wholesome words are like a tree of life. A healthy tree provides food, shelter, beauty, oxygen, shade, and so much more. As we commit to speaking wholesome words, our words will bring food, shelter, beauty, oxygen, and shade to ourselves and others.Isn’t it powerful that your tongue can provide all of that? All it takes is speaking wholesome words, everyday!
Just as wholesome words make you strong, negative words makes you weak; they break the spirit. So let our aim be to only speak that which brings grace to those who hear, starting with ourselves. If we do this we will be spiritually strong!