No abusive words. Use your mouth for His glory!

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalms 19:14

We may not physically hit others, but when we demoralize and speak devastating words to those we say we love, we are displaying abusive behavior. When we discourage our children, strip our husbands of their esteem and honor, when we devalue our friends, or talk down to our team as leaders, we create an environment that breeds deep resentment and rebellion.

Love brings people up; it doesn’t tear people down. Love gives people hope; it doesn’t shatter people’s dreams. Our loved ones can suffer broken spirits, lost hope, and severe low self-esteem from our destructive words and attitudes. This is unacceptable, my sister.

As a wife, add value to your husband and encourage him. His heart is supposed to safely trust in your hands (see Proverbs 31:11). As a mother, build up your children. They should feel safe, affirmed and valued. As a sister in the Lord and friend, build up and enrich the sisters God has placed in your life. As leaders, strengthen your staff and encourage them.

You have within you the power to enrich those around you and improve the quality of their life. You have within you the grace given by God to resist every temptation to speak abusively. Even when your emotions are high, you have the authority in Christ to tell yourself, “NO! I’m NOT going to say that! I’m not going to be someone that abuses people! That’s not me! I will help, not hurt people with my words! I will be the woman God has called me to be! I will use my mouth for His glory!”

Prayer: Lord, thank you for speaking to me. You are watching every word that comes out of my mouth. Please forgive me for all abusive and demeaning words I’ve said to others or even to myself. I cancel those words in Jesus name. Heal every heart I’ve hurt. Help me Lord to treat people the way I would want to be treated. I humble myself right now and submit to you. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight. You’re my strength and my redeemer. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Ephesians 4:29-32; Colossians 4:6; Proverbs 14:1)

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9 thoughts on “No abusive words. Use your mouth for His glory!”

  1. Amen
    Thank you Jesus for allowing me to have a heart to forgive others and send them words that I love them in spite of their behaviour I give the Love that Jesus send to me God is my strength and my redeemer Oh yes and the name of Jesus Amen again ❤🙏🏽❤

    1. Yes Lord help me with my mouth Lord infant give me for talking about my daughter-in-law when she makes me angry and say things about me in my husband Lord I do get jealous when I see him looking at a woman’s and I do talk about him cuz it hurts me oh dear Lord forgive me change my mouth Lord For Your Glory in Jesus name I pray amen and amen I love you Lord and I’m sorry help me thank you Lord for answering this prayer

    1. Lord I thank you for these words today and I asked for forgiveness for anything that I said wrong and not of you out of my mouth and if anyone that I hurt Lord with my words I ask you for forgiveness in Jesus name I pray amen

  2. This speaks very loud and clear to my spirit! Thank You Jesus for using my sister in Christ! Lately, almosst every devotional have been hitting me in my spirit!!🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 Hallelujah Amen!!

  3. Thank You God for another blessed day 🙏🏽 Lord, please forgive me for Everytime I used my mouth to be abusive to others as well as myself. Lord, have Mercy on me 🙏🏽 Lord, I know there is life and death in the tongue, please help me choose my words wisely 🙏🏽 for the edification of YOU 🙌🏽 Hallelujah, praise God 🙌🏽 I am repenting for my sins. 🙏🏽 You are my Strength and My Redeemer, in Jesus name, Amen and AMEN 🙌🏽❤️🙏🏽❤️

  4. I do….
    God got tired of the bullshit .
    So HE sent me.

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