Words are Powerful                                                                  

 

A thoughtless word can devastate one's life.

If one responds to another with anger...

their words are usually wrong, abusive, and hurtful. 

We should weigh the impact of our words before we speak.

How difficult it is to endure

when one is crushed by cruel words.

Some words have power beyond the years,

beyond whatever changes we might make

to ourselves and our lives.

Words have a way of penetrating the very depths of our being,

for good or for evil. 

Our words should be carefully chosen. 


Genesis emphasizes

the spoken voice and authority of God.

The tool and act of creation

was God's voice.

 God spoke WORDS.

 

When God created the world,

He used words to call all things into existence...

from nothing.

 "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

The earth was formless and empty,

darkness was over the surface of the deep, 

and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

God said..."

 

Think about it...
 
 God Spoke Our Universe Into Existence.
 

The very first "Action"

we know God performed

was to speak.

 

"The Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The Word Became Flesh."

  

 

Words are compelling.

They have great impact for good or ill.

Some people give too little thought to the things they say.

Words invoke and engage emotion.

The words we speak can lift us up

or send us into a downward spiral.

There is a sport which could be entitled

"Slapping with a Smile."

  Slapping with a Smile is a game

in which people demean each other

with insults in a joking manner.

These are better known as cheap shots: put downs.

The game starts out with a casual exchange of clever words

that can lead to insults with hidden messages.   

 

Unfortunately, some people like to make cutting remarks,

but Proverbs remind us...

the words of the wise soothe and heal.
  

  Some believe the school-yard taunt:

"Sticks and stones can break my bones,

but words can never hurt me."

They're wrong.

 

Words can hurt us.

Words can be, extremely, painful. 

  Words can break our hearts. 

 Words have the power to tear down, 

to wound and discourage. 

Words can hurt and frighten us. 

They can leave lifelong scars.

We must be mindful of what we say,

how we say it,

and when we say it.

Our words are a reflection of what we are,

and they tell others what we are.

We need to weigh the impact of our words

before we speak.

  

Poorly timed and poorly chosen words can kill enthusiasm,

cause deep emotional wounds, lower expectations, 

break one's spirit, shatter self-esteem, 

destroy relationships, and hold people back...

just to name a few.

 

Words are persuasive.

 They can influence how we think.

They can cause us to believe some things about ourselves

and others that are not true.

The power and persuasion of words

can have one believing absurd things about others

simply because of wrong pictures

that were painted based on what they were told. 

More often than not some are so misinformed about others.

Often they have to readjust their opinion

once they get to know the victim.

 
We speak so eagerly and so easily at times.

Unfortunately, more often than not,

those harmful, poorly chosen, and thoughtless uttered words,

are often felt in the home environment.

In some homes...

obscene language, abusive speech,

and stinging sarcasms are considered the norm.

The result...

everyone involved is emotionally stirred.


Our words have the power to bring life 

or death to our life, our relationships, and our future.

The simplest little words, which we take for granted,

have the power to hurt or heal, to inspire or discourage,

to help or to hinder. 

The deepest scars

are those we do not see. 

A fool does not think about the hurt his words bring,
 
but if he had to drink his words he would realize how bitter they tasted.
 
 
Research shows that words have emotional,

physical and spiritual impact. 

Words are messengers;

they carry defeat, they bring worry, and death...

or transmit victory, peace, and life.

Words can cause physical changes in our body

and change the spiritual atmosphere. 


Words are the most powerful

 forms of expression. 

 

 How do you use words?

Calm words give us a chance to hear both sides of the matter.

What a tragedy to decide before knowing the facts.

We would all be surprised at how many negative things we blurt out

when we're angry. 

  

Ulnlike disrupting and distracting gestures or facial expressions,

words have definitions. 

Words are concrete in terms of communication,

even though sometimes we may not really mean them. 

We like to believe we can "interpret" words, but generally,

despite what we might like to think,

we know exactly what words mean. 

That makes them powerful.

 

 

Words can build up or destroy.

 Each of us has had words spoken to us, written to us,

or words we have read that we will never, ever forget.

Words harness the power to create the outcome we desire in any situation.

They have the power to change circumstances and create futures.

With our words... we determine the outcome of our lives.


  
 
Do you ever think about the words you speak

and the power they carry? 

 
 
 
 
Have Your Words Ever Gotten You Into Trouble? 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 There are some things,
 
 no matter how major or minor...
 
that should NOT be said.

 


 

WORDS

 

are charged with penetrating

 

and everlasting power.


http://0.tqn.com/d/webdesign/1/0/K/L/1/mouth.jpg One of the most deadly instruments of

destruction is the human tongue.

The tongue can kill reputations and,

ofttimes, ruin one's character.

The full evil of the tongue can live through years.

 

The crimes of the tongue are words of unkindness, of anger, malice, envy,

bitterness, harsh criticism, gossip, lying and scandal.

These, cowardly, acts of unkindness can have terrible

and unending consequences.

 

Idle lips are the devil's mouthpiece.

Gossip is idle talk or rumor,

especially about the personal or private affairs of others.

Be reminded:

If someone gossips to you,

they will gossip about you.

A godly person keeps what is confidential strictly that way.
 

Gossip is one of the oldest and most common means of sharing views

and also has a reputation for the introduction of errors

and variations into the information transmitted. 

The term, "Gossip" is sometimes used to specifically refer to

the spreading of dirt and misinformation.

 

Too many people make up their minds before they get the facts.

They act on incomplete or distorted information.

Words spew out of our mouths grazing the listening ears,

and they fade into the atmosphere. 

Those with gossiping, slanderous tongues

actually bring pain and discomfort to themselves,

the listener, and the victim...

not good.

 

May we always remember and never forget:

whatever we put out in the Universe is what comes back to us.

Malicious gossip and slander are terrible seeds

that will not yield a good harvest. 

We will always reap the kind of crop we sow.

If we sow to please our own wrong desires...

we will surely reap a harvest of spiritual decay.

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Our words powerfully produce a harvest of good

and/or bad in our lives.

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Clearly, it doesn’t take long to realize that words have far more weight than

we want to realize. They influence thoughts, feelings, actions and states of

mind. Even little words often have big meaning.


Accurate messengers are vital

to a person’s safety and well-being. 

  “Death and life are in the power of the tongue;

and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” 

 Proverbs 18:21

 

 

Do Your Words Help Or Hinder?

 

 

 We fashion our future with our words.
 
This is an old joke about people who talk a lot:

and it goes...

“Do you know the 12-Step program for people who talk a lot???

The answer:

"On and On Anon!"

The joke is corny,

but it recognizes that incessant talking is a common addiction. 

The non-stop talker uses others for attention and approval.

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 It is difficult to be at the listening end of an empty person

who talks out the sides of their face... while using talking as a way to fill up.

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Excessive talking usually occurs because of one's inability

to give oneself enough attention and approval.

The excessive talker is not actually offering anything to the listener.

Instead, the talker, goes on and on with a monologue,

thus pulling energy from the listener. 

 

We have all said things we later regretted.

A person's character is revealed by what they say. 

Some people like to make cutting remarks,

but according to Scripture...

"The words of the wise soothe and heal."

 It is absurd to blurt out whatever we're thinking.

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"There will be a time when loud-mouthed, incompetent

people seem to be getting the best of you. When that

happens, you only have to be patient and

wait for them to self destruct."

It never fails.

Richard Rybolt

 
Let us not lash out based on incomplete or distorted information. 
 
Let us be aware of the dangers of falling into the trap
 
of speaking in anger.
 
Harsh words cause quarrels.

"A gentle response defuses anger, but a sharp tongue kindles a temper fire"

Proverbs 15:1

 
 
Let us prayerfully and carefully wait and weigh our language
 
so that our words will have power when we speak.

 
 
May we control what we say.

The use of obscene and vulgar speech not only offends,

it also degrades and insults the sensibilities and morals

of the one being spoken to -

as well as the one doing the speaking.

 Demeaning name-calling and coarse, relentless criticism,

can strip others (including the victimizer) of their dignity,

and leave them feeling empty, useless, and worthless.

 

Even the foolish can appear wise

if they don't talk too much. 

 

According to Luke 6:45,

"The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart,

and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart.

For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks."
 

Out of the mouth

speaks that which fills

the heart. 

 Often disguised as jokes...

 the target of the joke is to insult or hurt another...

then laugh it off saying the victim is overly sensitive...

paranoid... and can't take a joke.

This type of behavior indicates a level of animosity

that the joker can't discuss directly with a person, so they do it indirectly.

Their audience may laugh...

but deep down inside... they are thinking the joker is disrespectful

and would probably do them the same way...

and they're probably right.

To joke at another's expense is disrespectful...

even if the joke is amusing... the characterization of another is not.

The target of the humor and the implied malice

may be unintentional, but it is still malice.

Many will say they " Mean no harm" by their depiction,

but the fact is...

the joke teller diminishes another.

What's funny about that?

Whatever is in one's heart determines what one says. 

Our words come out of our hearts and reflects the real us.

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What comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart,

and this defiles a person.

Matthew 15:18  

What Comes out of the mouth comes forth from the heart. 

  Evil deeds are begotten of evil thoughts; evil words

are the expression of these evil thoughts. These indicate a

sinful heart and make a person sinful, or defiled.

Matthew 15:18 -20 

  A lethal weapon is someone who lies to a friend

and then says,

"I was only joking."  

 A few deadly words and friends can be parted. 

 One can lose a friend or loved one over harsh words. 

Words can demolish bridges

and make it impossible to heal a rift.

Bitter words can be difficult to erase.

Bitter words can linger for a lifetime.

 Words Are Powerful

and can leave a lasting impression.

 "Smooth words may hide a wicked heart,

just as a pretty glaze covers a common clay pot."

The most eloquent words cannot make us better persons.

Let us be watchful for smooth words or smooth talkers. 

It is a good idea to become the warrior

who overcomes his or her harshness of words.

 
Out of a wise mouth comes a healing ointment.

 Words have the power to build bridges.

 

Words build psychological connections.  

They have the capacity to close the gap between us

and other people.

 A word spoken in due season, how good it is.

Proverbs 15:23 

"Words satisfy the soul as food satisfies the stomach.
 
The right words on a person’s lips bring satisfaction."
 
Proverbs
 

 

  Well chosen words can motivate,

offer hope, create vision, impact thinking

and alter results.

Words can make us fall in love.

Some words are absorbed into the heart,

the mind, and the soul of others

and they live there forever.

 

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths,
 but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion,
 
that it may give grace to those who hear.
 
 Ephesians 4:29
 
We can use words to communicate complex ideas
 
and strong emotions, influencing the way our listeners think or feel.

But while human language has limited power,

God's Words always accomplish what He desires.

The Word of God takes a high profile role

 

in our search for the truth. 

"For the Word of God is full of Power."

Hebrews 4:12 
 

 Words can heal, strengthen, encourage and build us up. 

Words create impressions, images and expectations.

Since thoughts determine actions,

there is a powerful connection between

the words we use and the results we get.

 

Words can make our soul take flight

to new heights.

What can one do to ensure that one's words

have a positive effect for all involved?

 

Before we speak we should ask ourselves:

 1.) How will my words (including my tone)

effect the person being spoken to?

2.) Will my words build up or tear down?

3.) How would I feel if I were being spoken to 

in the same manner?  

We can frame our world for defeat or change.

If we don’t like the situation we are in,

 we must change what we say and how we say it.  

 


Speaking to others as we would want to be spoken to
 
is a time old theory,

that works if applied. 

 A wise person thinks before he speaks.

May we allow our brains to be fully engaged
 
before we speak.

Try monitoring your words for a day.

*Notice whether your words are positive or negative.

*Notice the effect your words have on you and others.

*Take notice of the words you speak to yourself, too.

 

What words do you habitually say to yourself?

*What do you tell yourself... about yourself?

Think about it...

Our reputation is linked to our words.


Mark Twain said the difference between the right word

and the almost right word is “the difference between

lightning...

 

 and a lightning bug.”

   

  

 

We should Think Twice Before We Speak. 

 

  

Today's few words, thoughts, and actions,

have the potential to affect our future enormously. 

 

May we take the time to stop and think about the words we speak

and the effect they have on us and others.  

 

Talk dissipates our energy. 

May we listen, think, and then speak.  

  

 

In order for us to think better,

we need to cultivate the ability

to listen well to what others are saying.  

A wise person knows when to keep his mouth shut.

 

The very first "action" we know God performed was to speak--

God spoke with wisdom, honesty, and authority.

Kind words are never wasted.

Let us give great attention to the words we speak,

knowing that they are powerful.

 A wise man's heart guides his mouth,

and his lips promote instruction.

Proverbs 16:23

 

We owe it to God to speak accurately of Him and His will

for all sentient beings.

 
 
RECAP:
 
Words are very powerful instruments. Words are the most powerful forms of
 
expression. The very first "Action" we know God performed was to speak.
 
Words spoke this universe into existence. Words are charged with everlasting
 
power. Words can leave wounds that can last a lifetime. Words can build or
 
destroy. Words have the power to change circumstances and create futures.
 
 
OUR PRAYER:
 
May our our words be edifying
 
and have immortal significance in the lives we touch...
 
and may they project beauty into the lives of future generations.

 

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