Words are so powerful! I have seen them build up and encourage or put down and make a great day into “doomsday.” Everyone has seen this or been the recipient of it OR done it themselves. It’s what we do. We use our mouths to communicate whatever is on our mind. Sometimes it comes out like pure sweet sugar and other times like soupy stanky diarrhea. What do you do with your words? Do you think before they come out of your head? Do you sometimes wish you could suck them back in!? Who hasn’t been there! Have you done service for the devil with the words you’ve used in the past? This makes me cringe. How horrible!
In the Bible, it warns us over and over about how we should watch our words. It tells us to be good listeners… “should be quick to listen and slow to speak.” (James 1:19)
Read more: What Does the Bible Say About Listening? Ohhhh and how about this one: He who answers before listening–that is his folly and his shame.” (Proverbs 18:13) and one more: For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned. -Matthew 12:37 Somedays we use our words to put ourselves down. Have you ever called yourself “fat?” Oh the horrible “F” word! Think about this–when you use derrogatory words to describe yourself, you are just telling God that He didn’t do a good job. YOU ARE REMARKABLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE! It says that in the Bible too. ((Psalm 139:14) Do not put yourself down. There are plenty people of the world that might do that for you. You do not need to be one of those. Use your words for compliments and happy 🙂 comments.
Another thing we use our words for is gossip. OHHHHHHHH, the ugly UNtruth! It’s ugly and vile and totally of the devil. Wow, I’ve mentioned the devil twice in this post. Gag! But really, he’s a liar and loves when we lie. Don’t do things that please him. Look toward the truth–OUR GOD! Look to God and focus on HIM and He will guard your words. He will help you use the right words. He will calm you when you want to scream. He will guide you to use those “happy” words instead of those “funky” ones. Make your words POWERFUL IN A POSITIVE WAY! Powerfully POSITIVE words are the best!