Are you a conversational investor, or are you a conversational spender? Do you use the words that you speak to invest seeds of encouragement and joy into the lives of others, or do you simply spend the words that you speak on topics of momentary interest that may or may not make a positive, lasting difference in others’ lives?
Every day we have many opportunities to invest words of encouragement and joy into the lives of people around us. We can provide words of affirmation to a young child who shares a colorful, scribbled drawing with us; that child may one day grow up to become a professional artist, graphic designer, or architect. We can also invest words of motivation or guidance into a friend or colleague who is thinking about starting a business; imagine the delight that future customers of the business will experience when they sit down to enjoy a cup of coffee at your friend’s newly-opened café, or when they hire your colleague’s architectural firm to remodel their homes! Ask the Lord to show you how to invest, rather than simply spend, the words that you speak into the lives of others!
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