We don’t realize how our words/actions or lack there of really can break someone’s spirits. I bet we can think of several times where someone has done us wrong. Said something that just broke our heart to the point where we replay that in our minds until we finally fall asleep at night. Trust me I have been there just yesterday actually. Some unkind words were said about me. It didn’t make me angry as I figured it would, but it hurt me. I started letting it break my spirit word by word and piece by piece. I stayed up until 3 o’clock this morning knowing that I had to get up at 5 am for work. I told myself I just couldn’t let it go. The later it got that I kept thinking about how hurt I was, I started to realize that someone has been in this same boat because of me. Didn’t see that one coming did you? I didn’t either until God started talking to me. I realized that we have all caused someone to not be able to sleep at night or shed tears because of something that we have said or done. No we are not proud of it, however we are human. We make mistakes. Yet, we need to stop and realize that we need to be held accountable for our words and our actions. We need to realize that our words can hurt people. We all feel and take things differently. “Little do we know” how someone is going to take we have said or done. We need to show love to each other more instead of just remarks full of cattiness, envy ,etc. We need to show others the love of Jesus even those that might make us want to roll our eyes. Trust me when I say it is easier said than done, but we need to remember when we are hurting because of someone how someone else has felt because of us. We need to make sure that our words help heal and encourage instead of hurt and derailing someone. Which actions are your words proclaiming?