Summary: Each day we have the chance to call out the gold in people or to bury their hearts. Lets be watchful of the words we are using.
Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat its fruits.”
I have been staying with my parents for around a year for various reasons, but perhaps the most important was to call out the gold in them!
How did I call out the gold in people? It’s really simple. Speak to their identity in Christ.
- Hey Mom, how is the daughter of God doing today?
- Hey Dad, how is the heir of God doing today?
- Hey Mom, how is the princess of God doing today?
The list can go on and on. (Here is a list that I recommend)
It’s how the transformation process began in me when someone spoke to my identity and I have a feeling that God is doing a incredible work in my parents as well as I plant and water their seeds of greatness.
I have noticed my parents to be much more understanding and have seen incredible growth in their lives over the past year.
Also, I like to to speak random people I meet throughout the day. To the grocery clerk, “How is the Child of God doing today?”
The beautiful thing is that it blesses the both of us! It speaks to their identity in Christ and it helps to reaffirm my identity in Christ as well!
And here is an important note. Even on the days when things aren’t going well, I firmly believe it important to call out the gold in other people. It can help prevent bitterness, resentment and unforgiveness seeping in.