Do you know what one of the most powerful things on earth is? It is the power of WORDS. As a child I can remember saying over and over again the saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” I bet all of you can remember that little saying and I bet all of you know that it is not true. I bet that even when we were younger we even knew that it wasn’t true. In fact, we were probably saying that because someone had “hurt” us with their words and we were trying to “act” like it didn’t bother us. The truth is, words may not physically cut you so that you bleed, but they still have the power to do the same kind of damage. When you fall, stub your toe, or even break a bone, the amount of time to heal can be a matter of seconds to a matter of months. But, in most instances, you can recover and move on. But, an ill word can stick in your soul and you may never be able to move past it. And the worst part is…..it was probably not even true, but that doesn’t seem matter.
So, let’s look at words from a different perspective. If words can tear down and destroy, can they build up and create? Yes, they can!!! If you took two equally talented children and told one that they would never amount to anything and told the other that they were smart and they could do anything they wanted, which do you think would be the one most likely to achieve?
Are the words that come out of your mouth uplifting? I am not talking about the words that you say to others, I am talking about the words that you say to yourself. What if the words that you said would become a reality? Would you still say the same thing?
I am broke and I never have enough money. My marriage is on the rocks. My kids are driving me crazy. I am not pretty like you are. I am not smart enough to figure that out. I don’t have any friends. I can’t…..I won’t…..
The Lord created the entire world from words. He spoke it into existence.
Genesis 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
What we speak out of our mouths HAS to be what we want the Lord to do in our lives. We can’t pray for one thing and then turn right around and say the opposite. We can’t go to church and ask for forgiveness and then continue to do the same actions. If you want blessings in your life then you have to have your thoughts, actions, and words all talking about that blessing.
I am going to try and remove the words that bring me down from my vocabulary. Instead of saying, “I can’t” or instead of saying “I don’t want” I am going to say, “I can with the help of the Lord”, “I want, but I need the Lord’s blessings to help me.”
Today is a fabulous day so use your words to be a blessing for someone, starting with yourself!