Sticks and Stones…

…may break my bones, but WORDS will never hurt me.  We have been told this since we were little children.  How true is this?  Are our words harmless? Or do our words have power?

Words have power.

Words can affect us for a lifetime!  Things we say can determine our own or others’ futures.  I am the worst at just blurting things out without thinking.  I am not known for my tact.  God has really been convicting me of this lately.  About a year ago, a song came on the radio.  I had heard “Words” by Hawk Nelson before, but this time it really convicted me.

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 don’t wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You

Do Your Words Show God’s Love?

I do not want my words to tear people down or to hurt them.  Instead, I want my words to be uplifting and empowering, helpful and inspiring.  But mostly, I want my words to show God’s love!

Once our words leave our mouths, we cannot take them back.  They are out there, and you cannot change them.  They have done either damage or good.


I have had this happen to me.  Things have been said to me in passing that ended up changing who I was. On at least one occasion, it caused me harm.  I became anorexic because of something that was said to me.  I’m sure most of these things were not said to hurt me, but many ultimately did.

Most of us have been hurt by things others have said, either purposely or inadvertently.  Think about those times and how you felt when you heard those words.  Is that how we want to make others feel?  We should be positive in what we say.  Let’s build each other up with positive words.

Let our words be Life! Let our words be Truth!

There is power in our words!

Let your speech always be gracious


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