There is a dryer still sitting on the stage from the weekend. I was serious that I want to give it away. doesn’t anyone need a dryer or know someone who needs a dryer? More important I hope you remember why I had it on the stage; Toxic Words. The words of Proverbs 18:21 are still echoing in my mind from this weeks talk: “The tongue has the power of life and death.” Not only for how we speak to others but ourselves.
I told you all this weekend that when I travel I typically always ask for a free upgrade to first class. I have gotten it four or five times over the years. ON my recent return trip from Ohio after doing my Grandmother’s funeral I asked. I did not get upgraded to first class but did get upgraded to “Premier” on United. The guy behind the counter looked at me and said; “It’s a full flight and I have to give all the Premier seats away anyway so, it might as well be you.”
I couldn’t get those words out of my head. Talk about life-giving words verses Toxic words. Most of the world is telling us and we go along in agreement, that it will never be us, in whatever and for whatever. But on that flight I kept thinking about that guys words and how I am a son, a child, of the King. My Father is the creator of all things. He owns the cattle on a thousand hills, nothing is impossible for Him.
I began to consider how different our lives would be if instead of Toxic words and thoughts that tell us why we can’t do what God has given us to do and receive the blessings He for us…what if our words to ourselves were more life-giving? More like the words from the guy behind the counter; It might as well be you?
As a follower of Jesus you are a Kings Kid – It might as well be you!!!