Dandelion Dust – Of Faith And Words

Have you ever picked up a Dandelion once the top is white and ready to hit the wind? It is so tempting to blow the little seedlings all over the yard, but then you remember what comes from those parachuting wisps of white. . . more dandelions.

Our words are much the same way. They spread like wisps on the wind. We think of the fun of that moment, saying what we really long to say.

We forget about the seed.

That seed is extremely important. That seed brings new dandelions to overtake the healthy grass. When we sow seeds of unkind words, we will reap a crop of the same.

The Bible Talks in James and Proverbs about the importance of words and the destruction the tongue can have in lives. Truth is, as much as we want to speak our minds, as much as we want the last word, the Bible teaches us a different path that is rewarding in time.

Proverbs 12:18

New International Version (NIV)

18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

With your words you have the power to cut open wounds or bring healing. Oh, I know how hard it is sometimes to bite your tongue and keep from speaking your mind.

My Dad used to tell me, “If you give someone a piece of your mind, you won’t have any peace of mind left.”

How true is that? Have you ever stayed up late unable to sleep because of guilt over something you said? I have. Many times.

With writers conference around the corner and even those who can’t attend, it is so important to remember that the words we speak can wound a writer or friend that needs encouragement. No, we can’t stretch the truth to make others feel good, but we should encourage more than criticize.

Look for opportunities to speak healing words to someone else.

Give an example of a time when someone spoke encouragement to you and it had a healing effect in your life.


About Michelle Lim

Author Michelle Lim is the Brainstorming/Huddle Coach with My Book Therapy Press and the Midwest Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. Michelle’s romantic suspense is represented by Karen Solem of Spencillhill Associates and has gained contest recognition in the Frasier, the Genesis, and the Phoenix Rattler, winning the Genesis in 2015 for her genre. Michelle writes devotionals for The Christian Pulse Online Magazine and Putting On The New. Since her nonfiction book release, Idea Sparking: How To Brainstorm Conflict In Your Novel, through public speaking and online chats Michelle helps writers discover the revolutionary power of brainstorming to bring new life to their stories.

2 thoughts on “Dandelion Dust – Of Faith And Words

  1. So true about our words being like dandelion seed. We need to make sure what spreads is good, not anger and hatred and envy and mistruths.

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