Words are very powerful instruments.


Words are the most powerful forms 


of expression.

A thoughtless word...


can devastate one's life.

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 for many!



Words can cause physical changes in our body


and change the Spiritual atmosphere. 

The deepest scars


are those we do not see. 


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. 

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.

Hostile, uncaring, mean, and destructive venting of words 


and phrases can leave lifelong scars...


especially when one attempts to demean and change one's


view of themselves or their perceived value to others. 

Whether words are screamed are clearly articulated...


they can still be very hurtful and harmful, on many 


different levels, sometimes leaving painful 


emotional scars behind.

If one responds to another with anger...


their words are usually wrong, abusive, and hurtful.

 

We would all be surprised at how many negative things 


we blurt out when we're angry. 

Our words have the power to bring life 


or death to our life, our relationships, 


and our future.

The wrong use of words can:


destroy enthusiasm, impact self-esteem, 


cause one to become wretchedly unhappy or


uncomfortable, dejected, down-hearted, or heartbroken.



Words can lower expectations, ruin relationships, 


affect one's health, and make one sorrowful and sad.

Character assassinations hurt because 


the accuser states or implies that the accused 


is an innately bad person.

Words are tremendously powerful! 


They have the power to help, hurt, heal, 


encourage, strengthen, and build 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.


We speak so eagerly and so easily at times.


Unfortunately, more often than not,


those harmful, poorly chosen, and thoughtless utterances,


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.



How difficult it is to endure...



when one is crushed by cruel words.


Poorly timed, poorly chosen words,


 and senseless chatter can kill enthusiasm,


cause deep emotional wounds, lower expectations, 


break one's spirit, shatter self-esteem, 


destroy relationships, it dissipates our energy, 


and holds people back.

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.

God has given most of us the gift of speech 


and the ability to think. 


This gift has value.



Speech is a gift


 of such amazing value... 


that it should not be used lightly 


or carelessly. 


Something carelessly expressed


 in the heat of the moment...


could wound for a lifetime.

Words are compelling.


Words can build up or destroy.

Sowing and reaping 

is a fundamental principle in God’s Kingdom.

Reaping and sowing applies to everyone.


Our words are like seeds we sow, 


and we never know which seeds will 


grow... perhaps they all will


Trust... 


there will be a harvest, 


and our harvest will depend on 


what we have sown... 


good, bad, or indifferent.



Words have great impact for 


good or ill.

Sowing and reaping 

is a fundamental principle in God’s Kingdom.

Reaping and sowing applies to everyone.

The quality of our life 


is the result of the seeds we have sown.


None of us can escape the harvest of 


our own words!

Poorly chosen words can cause 


real harm.

The wound a word opens... 


can fester forever.

We should weigh the impact


 of our words... before we speak.

People will give account 


for every careless word they speak.


Giving someone a ‘piece of our mind’ 


not only affects the hearer, 


but it also robs the accuser
 
of joy and peace.

Let us give great attention to the words we speak,


knowing that they are powerful.


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.

The very first "action" 


we know God performed 


was to speak.



God spoke with wisdom, 


honesty, and authority. 


We find our strength and life in the truth of God's Word.


God's promises encourage us. 


God's commands empower and direct us.


God's Words are perfect, 


powerful, and refreshing 


to the soul. 



Since we, God's creatures, 


bear God's image, 


according to, Genesis 1:27,



we too, should realize that our words


 have power in them and should not 


be harsh, but uplifting and refreshing 


to the soul.

The Scriptures remind us that all of us will give an account


for every idle word we speak. 


Jesus Himself said that our


 words will either acquit us, 


or condemn us.


Matthew 12:36-37


Let us give great attention to the words we speak,


knowing that they are powerful.


RECAP:

The very first "Action" 

we know God performed was to speak.

Words spoke this universe into existence. 

Words are charged with everlasting power. 

Words are very powerful instruments. 

Words are the most powerful forms of

expression. 


Words can leave wounds that can last a lifetime. 

Words can build or destroy. 

Words have the power to change circumstances 

and create futures.


Do you ever think about the words you speak

and the power they carry? 


Do Your Words Help Or Hinder?


Have Your Words Ever Gotten You Into Trouble?


There are some things,

 no matter how major or minor... that should not be said.

       

Keep in mind...

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

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May we always remember and never forget:

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. 

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  

 A wise person thinks before he speaks.

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. 

May we allow our brains to be fully engaged 

before we speak. 

A wise man's heart guides his mouth,

and his lips promote instruction.

Proverbs 16:23


Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths,

 but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs that it may benefit those who listen.

Ephesians 4:29


Kind words are never wasted.

May we always remember and never forget...


A wise man's heart guides his mouth,

and his lips promote instruction.

Proverbs 16:23


The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, 

but the mouths of fools pour out folly. 

 Proverbs 15:2


There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,

 but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 12:18


A soft answer turns away wrath, 

but a harsh word stirs up anger. 

Proverbs 15:1


From a wise mind comes wise speech; 

the words of the wise are persuasive.
Proverbs 16:23


Speak Positive Words, Words that Edify, 

Words that Build Up, Words of Grace: 

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 


Kind words are never wasted.



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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  www.carolecgood.com

  

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