Words. They are the essence. They hold so much power for growth, destruction, and everything in between. They are powerful. They cultivate so many feelings on such a wide range.
This is why we should watch what we say. Just pay attention; you will soon notice. Every single word that is uttered contains the power of change.
It has always fascinated me how the things we say and the way that we say them can change everything. Words have always had an effect on people. For some, they hold promise. For some, disappointment and for some, confusion. But always, they will hold power.
Let’s be honest – it’s tough to only say positive and nice things about others. It’s difficult to even go a day without giving in to group gossip when all it does is downgrade a person’s worth.
Challenge yourself to only speak positive words this week, month, or year. To only build people up around you and to encourage them. We are all fighting unseen battles, and words have the power to turn those battles into peace or into full destruction. I am certain that you have heard it a million times, but I am here to tell you once more: choose your words wisely.
Ephesians 4:29 – “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”