Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | January 28, 2011

WORDS HAVE POWER

“Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”

The words we speak resound through the atmosphere forever.  What you say can never be taken back.  Do you pause and consider the long lasting effect your words will have on the one you are speaking to?

Take a moment and share a personal experience about the effect someone’s words had in your life.


Responses

  1. When was a young girl in Elem. school, kids would say things like “Fatty, fatty two by four, can’t get through the bathroom door”, and call me names a lot. I was always chubby and just a “plain Jane” and kids always made fun of me. The words still play back in my mind at times in my life now…I have to remind myself where they came from.

    • The “uncontrolled tongue” can do incredible damage. Idle and hateful words cannot be retracted and permanent emotional scars are often left in the victim who has been subjected to the verbal abuse. A few words spoken in anger can destroy a relationship that may have taken years to build. We must not only say the right words at the right time, but we also need to control our desire to say what you shouldn’t. Examples of an “untamed tongue” include gossiping, putting others down, bragging, manipulating, exaggerating, complaining, flattering, and lying. Before we speak, we must ask ourselves: “Is what I want to say true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?”

  2. We have no idea how words coming out of our own mouth can bring us health or sickness, depending on how we say the words. If a Dr.’s report says we have a “certain” disease and we claim it for ourselves, saying “my cancer, or my diabetes, or my whatever”, you give it power to live in your body.
    Same with finances, talk about your lack all the time and you will have lack.
    Whatever you confess with your mouth, goes into your ear and into your spirit and begins working on what you confess.
    Therefore watch what comes out of your own mouth, blessings or curses. you have a choice

    • I believe there is merit in what you have shared, Ken. What we have heard about ourselves, both positively and negatively, will most likely affect how we think about ourselves. However, sometimes a negative comment can actually make you realize you need to change an attitude, etc. or there can be positive reinforcement of a negative behavior or attitude as well. Generally speaking, what we say reveals what is in our hearts and in order to “clean up” our speech, there must be a heart (source) change.


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