Our word sure have the power, whether it is spoke, written or sung to heal or wound, build our destroy, make or break.
It also has the power to redefine reality!
We read in God's Word, Proverbs 18:21, "The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit."
Something I read here below(Author Unknown)
Speech has awesome power, and that is to literally redefine reality. Thoughts exist in a separate, private sphere. Once articulated, the thought is no longer a private matter. It becomes an item on the world’s agenda, something to be agreed with or argued; proven or disproven; attended to or ignored.
A person may work side by side with someone for years, and during the entire time harbor the thought that the colleague is "annoying." For all those years, the thought has no power to affect anything or anyone beyond the person thinking it. Then, one day, this person enters into a conversation with a third co-worker, and offers there assessment of the other person as "annoying."
The instant that thought is released into the world, it sets out on a path of destruction.
Now another person’s attention has been drawn to this persons allegedly "annoying mannerisms.
They lose a little respect for them, identities them as a little less competent, a little less appealing.
Inevitably, this new assessment affects their relationship.
It creates a bias in the third person’s mind which they will now confirm every time the "annoying" person does or says anything. And it may go much further. This third person may well share their new found perceptions as well. It is not even necessary that they believe what they hear. Even if they never seriously think about the statement, it seeps into the subconscious and colors their future assessments of this person’s behavior.
Abba Father may our words bring healing to the wounded, hope to the hopeless, bind the broken, help to lead the lost and wandering souls to you. Let our words be seasoned with salt.
Forgive us for reckless words,
In Jesus Name Amen
Have a blessed week....
"Kind words do not cost much.
Yet they accomplish much." - Blaise Pascal