Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. -Proverbs 12:18 (NIV84)
A couple of days ago I spoke about growing pains, change. Lots of things happen out of our control, but so much is more reaction to things happening to us. Where I work, leadership has changed (for the better – I think), and with that some shaking of existing positions. Rumors are flying around about positions, offices, and just non-truths about others.
When you hear a falsehood do you stop the person talking and correct them? Are we to correct them? I think we should. I also think we are to build each other up, not tear each other apart. I want to be that positive person. I know that I have spoken negatively about coworkers. I know that I need to correct that. I need to think about my words, and ensure that they are truths.
Change is hard. Falsehoods are harder. Praying for healing words.