You Have the Power (Joel Osteen)


“The tongue has the power of life and

(Proverbs 18:21, NIV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

Our words have the power to
lift people up or push people down. We can say something to make others feel
better about themselves or make them feel worse. It’s amazing what a simple
compliment will do. When you tell someone “You look nice today,” or “Great job
on that presentation at the office,” or “I really enjoy working with you,”
those simple words will put a spring in their step and brighten their day. It
doesn’t take much time and doesn’t cost you anything, yet with your words, you
can bless their life.

That’s the power God has given
each one of us. Every day we should have a goal of finding at least one person
that we can encourage. Let’s be free with our compliments. Point out what
somebody is doing right, not what they are doing wrong. There is already enough
pushing people down. Let’s make it our business to lift people up, to brighten
their day, to make them feel better about themselves. Remember, your words are
seeds. When you deposit life and blessing into others, that’s what you’ll reap
in your own life in return!


Father God, thank You for filling me with Your life-giving
power. I choose to use my words to bless others and glorify You. Show me ways
to sow seeds of life into others. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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