Ever get a compliment from someone you respected which made you feel good about yourself?
People who sincerely compliment others regularly are free in their own skin.
They know who they are in Christ, and simply want to spread kindness by speaking life to others, which could actually be the very word someone needs to hear at that very moment.
You words can either build someone up, or bury them…be sure and speak life over yourself and others.
If you’re in a relationship, speak life over him – when he’s in ear shot and even when he’s not in ear shot as you speak highly of him to other people and as you pray for him.
Your words of encouragement may be the very thing to build him up and give him enough confidence to take his life and all he aspires to do to the next level.
Speak life over your friends.
Regardless of what they’re going through, speak life over their situation and remind them of who they are in Christ, no matter how much you think they already “get it.” Sometimes, especially when the devil has your back up against the wall, you just need to be reminded of your position in Christ – the fact that you are seated with Him in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6), that you are more than a conqueror, and that the devil is under your feet (Romans 16:20) and that you always have the victory, at all times, through Christ. Be that kind of friend – the one who builds consistently.
Speak life over yourself.
You may not have heard it while growing up. Your parents may not have been the best at dishing out compliments which may have affected your self esteem as an adult, but instead of relishing in the past you can use this time, now, to speak life over yourself.
Speak the Word over yourself and believe who God says you are in spite of what society says or any one else says. Know and say that you are wonderfully and fearfully made and that you are a beauty to behold though you may not always feel like it.
Become who God wants you to be by speaking over yourself which builds you up so you can then, in turn, speak life over others as you love your neighbor as yourself (Mark 12:31).
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. Proverbs 16:24
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. Romans 8:37
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. 2 Corinthians 2:14
“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” Psalm 139:14
*Originally published on Kim on the Web.