“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Who has said that before? And now that you are older and wiser, who knows that is not true at all?
Words are designed to have power. God, the designer of every thing good and perfect, which includes this vast Earth, used words to create. Genesis 1:3 tells us that “God said, “Let there be light!” And light began to shine.” Light and life happened because God said so! Scripture also states that there is life and death in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21).
So, dear friends, while words may not break bones, words can absolutely break hearts, spirits, and relationships. Ephesians 4:29 stands as an important exhortation:
Let everything you say be good and helpful, even the words you say to yourself. Not only the words you say but the words you think to yourself. Self-destructive thoughts will hinder your progress. Self-defeating words will give room to the enemy to come in and encourage the lies you are speaking over yourself.
A wise man once said “you have what you say”. This can be true for you if you aren’t careful for you. The weight of our words extend beyond the physical. Its truly a spiritual matter. Our faith and words are connected. If we are struggling with the words we say, do we struggle with what the Father says?
Are you a hot mess or are you blessed by the best?
Are you a victim or victor?
Are you broke or are you whole?
Are you sick or are you healed?
Before you speak another word over yourself, filter it through Ephesians 4:29. Is it good and helpful? Are your words worshipping the God of all creation or the god you created?
Words bear weight. Choose wisely.
Peace and Blessings