The power of words is undeniable. Watch how they can destroy or heal those you love.
The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18
Have you ever heard the song Words, sung by Hawk Nelson? The words are about Words and are very powerful:
They’ve made me feel like a prisoner
They’ve made me feel set free
They’ve made me feel like a criminal
Made me feel like a king
They’ve lifted my heart
To places I’d never been
And they’ve dragged me down
Back to where I began
Words can build you up
Words can break you down
Start a fire in your heart or
Put it out
Let my words be life
Let my words be truth
I know I talk a lot about our words in my posts. The words we say to our kids, our spouse, our friends, our parents, our co-workers.
But maybe it’s because I’ve seen the horrific damage they’ve inflicted on people. Damage that usually sticks around for a very long time, even way into adulthood. My husband, now in his 50s still recalls some cutting things his dad said to him when he was growing up and continues to say to him.
What a horrible legacy to leave to your kids: words that break you down.
Use your words to leave a legacy of freedom, use them to build up. Use them to give life and truth. Take notice of the power they have in the lives of those people you love.
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