You may have heard the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” That saying gives us the impression that words do not have an impact on us. The problem, however, is we know how words have had such an impact on us. You may remember words spoken to you that broke you even worse than sticks and stones would have. Or you may remember a time when you were going through a hard time and someone used words that encouraged you and gave you the strength to carry you through the season. Words can build up and tear down: how we use our words will either nourish or destroy our relationships and our lives.

This week in “Take My Junk,” we will examine our speech and particularly how we choose to use our words… how we handle our speech is a great indicator of our hearts before God. Our words give us away.

We ask God to help us with our speech. Everyone at some point has been impacted either positively or negatively by words, so this message is for everyone.