“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” Ephesians 4:19
Words have wings and can fly over thousands and even millions of miles at once, changing whatever they meet on their way for good or bad. The renowned Canadian author and motivational speaker, Robin Sharma, succinctly remarked that, “Words can inspire. And words can destroy. Choose yours well.” Words have life, especially as we speak and act them into being. Words are not just ideas; they also create ideas and reality just as much as they express reality.
Words are not just figments of our imaginations, but also, are the powers of our thoughts and feelings expressed verbally. Words have the power to accomplish things unto which they are sent. Each word – whether written or spoken – conveys specific ideas and meanings with actions and reactions attached to it. Consequently, whether desirable or not, this word processes some form of reality that has some form of life with it.
Importantly, the reality that words have wings which are very powerful to make and mar lives is a process that begins by our thinking. Before each speech, therefore, quickly ask yourself: Is the word I’m brandishing and dishing out the truth? Will it build better friendship? Will it destroy goodwill? Will it build or destroy relationships? Can the word embolden the weak and help the hopeless? Please, beware of your thoughts which often give rise to the words you speak. Scripture says, “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” (Matthew 12: 34 KJV).
More importantly, be careful of your thoughts as they often become your words. Invariably, your words often fly and transform into your actions. And your actions; with the reactions and counterreactions they create; shape not only your own destiny, but also could make or mar the fortunes of other people and the future of our world. Therefore, think right, talk right; so you can walk and work aright; as your word can create or destroy your health and wealth.
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