Words are powerful!
Words can hurt........words can bless. Watch your words carefully because once they are spoken they cannot be taken back. It doesn't matter if the words are spoken or written, they still have power. It also doesn't matter if they are spoken by your own mouth to yourself or by someone else. They still have the same power.
Words that hurt go deep, deep into the mind. They wound deeper than a knife sometimes. If you have been hurt by words, just know that Jesus is there to wipe away the wounds with His precious blood. He will heal you, and make you whole! Speak words of blessing over yourself. Speak words of praise to the Father.
Counteract the unkind words spoken over you and to you. Counteract it with the Word of God!
Maybe you didn't hear the words, but heard about the words spoken over you, or maybe you did hear and you can't get over it......began to speak blessings into your atmosphere.
People that speak hurtful words are hurting in ways we may never understand. No excuse, but now you know why. They can't hurt you physically but they know words can do more damage. Words become thoughts, and thoughts linger. Thoughts pop up at the worst times! They come in our weak moments.
Satan knows when to remind us.
I think it all goes back to "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" If only more people would practice that......
Use the power of your words to uplift, encourage, and bless those around you. Whether it's a stranger, friend, or family member. You never know how your kind words may be just the "word" they need to hear. You also never know how your words may be the one to take that person off the edge of the cliff they have been standing on. Choose wisely!
Remember we must give an account for every word spoken.....good or bad (Matthew 12:36-37).
Watch what you put in, because that is what will come out. Get into the Word of God and find His Words, Words of power and life. Let that be your new language of love......to yourself, and others!
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Proverbs 18:21
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life. Proverbs 10:11
Therefore encourage each other with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:18
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if any-thing is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 2 Corinthians 10:5
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Hebrews 4:12
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. James 1:19
Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut. Proverbs 10:19
A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered. Proverbs 17:27