The Power of a Woman’s Words with Sharon Jaynes
“What’s down in the well comes up in the bucket.” Have you ever heard that saying? What’s in the heart is what comes out in our words … and sometimes the impact of those words goes deeper than we ever think.
All of us can think back to our childhood and the words that built us up or tore us down. How did others’ words impact you? Personally, the words spoken to me told me that I could “do better.” Yes, a B is fine … but why wasn’t it an A? And I’ve struggled with that all my life … always trying to “do better, do more.”
In our podcast today, Sharon Jaynes talks about the power of a woman’s words. Our words are powerful, and they have consequences. As I’ve heard it said, the way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. And that’s true for each of us. Words matter. Words can inspire or crush. Words can make us cry both tears of joy and of pain.
Most of the time we speak to communicate, but is it possible to also encourage others throughout the day?
“Words that bring encouragement are:
- thank you
- I love you
- you did a great job
- I’m proud of you
- you are so smart
- you made me smile
- I knew you could do it
These words can be inserted into most conversations for great results. Words come from our lips and they work even better if our lips are turned upward as we speak. Eye contact also helps, and a gentle touch where appropriate.”
I loved our conversation, and I love Sharon’s encouragement. We can ALL do better with our words, can’t we?
Who is Sharon Jaynes?
Sharon Jaynes is a Bible teacher and conference speaker who is passionate about helping women live fully and freely in Christ. She is a writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries, cofounder of Girlfriends in God, and bestselling author of more than 20 books. Sharon makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, Steve.
You can order The Power of a Woman’s Words HERE.
About the Book:
Your Words Echo in Hearts and Minds Long After They Are Spoken
Have you listened to yourself lately? Did you know that your words are shaping other people’s lives? That they are the mirrors in which others see themselves? Every day you can speak life into their souls or suck the life right out of them. The choice is yours.
In The Power of a Woman’s Words, bestselling author Sharon Jaynes will show you how to
- exchange careless words that hurt for intentional words that help others succeed
- recognize words that tear down confidence and replace them with words that build others up
- overcome the negativity that pushes people away and become a well of positivity that draws others in
- tame your tongue by practicing practical principles that help you think before you speak
- stop being disappointed in your lack of control by taking hold of the power of the Holy Spirit
Words are one of the most powerful forces in the universe, and God has entrusted them to you! How will you use this gift? Your words can change the course of someone’s day…even someone’s life.
Walk It Out Scripture
Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Proverbs 18:21
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Resources, books, and links mentioned in this episode:
- The Power of A Woman’s Words | Sharon Jaynes (Audiobook)
- Enough | Sharon Jaynes
- Romans 12
- Proverbs 18:21
- The Power of a Woman’s Words Bible Study Guide
- 5 Day Taming the Tongue Challenge
- Walk It Out | Tricia Goyer