BUILD YOUR SPONSORED CHILD UP
Words have power. They can destroy and create. Sometimes a single word can change everything.
Do you remember the words and kind acts that encouraged you when you were young? Who was the adult that spoke into your life? Perhaps a teacher, a coach, or a relative changed the trajectory of your life, all with the way they spoke to you. Hopefully, he or she spoke positive words of love and acceptance that encouraged you.
Our words have the unique power to quickly take root in the fertile soil of a child’s spirit. Proverbs 16:24 brings this truth to light, sharing that “kind words are like honey–sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” A life can be changed forever with as little as a single phrase, an uplifting word or an act of kindness.
A 21st century Jewish Rabbi shared this striking statement about the power of words: “Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively use words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.”
Think of the power we wield and the impact we can make if we become more intentional about encouraging our sponsored children. The right words make all the difference.