This clip is from: Joseph Prince—Wisdom For Holy Living (20 May 2018) @josephprince
Whether you're trying to convince someone or you're trying to make a point, it seems like tough talk is the way to go. The world commends those who say "clever" things—even If the words are hurtful or distasteful, but would you believe that patience and a gentle word are more powerful and effective?
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"With patience you can convince a ruler. And a gentle word can get through to the hard-headed." (Proverbs 25:15 ICB)
We know it can be hard especially when things are heated and the frustration is real 😞. The first thing that pops into our minds may not be the kindest sounding words… But in those moments, will you choose to listen before you speak?
Proverbs 17:27-28 (AMP) reads, "He who has knowledge restrains and is careful with his words, and a man of understanding and wisdom has a cool spirit (self-control, an even temper). Even a [callous, arrogant] fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; when he closes his lips he is regarded as sensible (prudent, discreet) and a man of understanding."
What you say matters, and you have the power to choose when and how you speak to the people around you. 💪
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