The Weight of Words

I’ve recently heard two Pastors speak about watching your words and I felt compelled to share my thoughts.

In society, we have interesting cliches which are used, and honestly, they are so far from the truth. I’ll give you an example. “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt me.“ Issa lie! Words matter and they can hurt. The scripture says it like this:

“Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.” Proverbs‬ ‭18:21‬ ‭MSG‬‬

I’ve heard things parents or family members have said to others and their words can be painful. However, I learned you have to come out of agreement with negative word curses spoken over your life. Just because someone said something to you, it doesn’t mean it’s you. Since life and death is in the power of our tongue, we should only be speaking life-giving things over ourselves and others. We have a responsibility to weigh our words said to other people too.

Y’all I’ve been working on practicing positive self-talk and listen I’m still a work in progress. I only verbalize positive things about myself out loud – despite what I think or feel at the moment. I read an article that stated, it’s one thing to think something negative in your head, but it is even more detrimental to verbalize it out loud. I’m no scientist, but verbalizing negative things does something different to your brain. Speak positive to yourself.

QOTD: How will you weigh your words this week and speak blessings into your life and the life of others around you?