CAUSE & AFFECT: We never know, in life… the real impact that we might be having on someone. On a particular day… we may lash out at someone, un-wittedly, and because of some particular and unusual, circumstance going on in their life. What we did, or said, may have some very positive affect, or WORSE….some type of devastating effect. Be careful then…of what we say, when we say it, and how we say it.
Some of us are walking a very fine line between salvation and tragedy; and a little push in either direction could be the very act that pushed one to salvation, or it could be the very act that led to losing their soul to satan. Sometimes we hold the key to which way that pendulum will swing; and it’s a key that we must use with great discretion.
We are told in…Proverbs 18:21 – Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Proverbs 15:1 – A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. James 3:8 – But the tongue can no man tame; [it is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Matthew 12:36-37 – But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment. Psalms 19:14 – Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
The influence that we carry… throughout our daily life, be it… career related, social aspects, or family relationship…or worse yet… out relationship with God… all of them, can, and too often affect those that we come into daily contact with. Think of it the ‘power of ONE.” It is a POWER… that we all have, like it or not…so why not, then… use it ‘for good,’ and not for evil. Why not ‘use it’ to HONOR God…by using ‘it’ to help our fellow man?
…Blessings…cjlb … 3/6/2017