Monday, January 12, 2009

Think on this...Words are powerful. We need only look at some parents to witness them calling their children names, completely wrecking that child's self esteem and confidence. Your ugly, stupid, etc. Sticks and stones can break your bones and words can kill you. Is it possible that you may have recieved or delivered words that destroy?If I am honest I have been damaged by many words and have probably dished it out too. I was told that I was dumb, and would not amount to anything. It took many years to get over that. I was not told I was smart until I was in the 10th grade. How crazy is that? When you look at my life to that point it makes sense. I had poor grades almost all my life, I had no real aspirations, it was sad. I was the some total of what had been spoken over me. I was told that I would probably end up like others in my family who had kids out of wedlock, been in jail, were considered perverts. I was on my way there. I already was two out of three, and that was bad. It wasn't until I had become a Christian that I could even begin to believe that I was made for greatness. I still have to remind myself of that. WORDS ARE POWERFUL! I am so thankful for Jesus because He has spoken freedom, abundant life, and greatness over me. Those words are the ones I now hold onto. I also try to look at His example and speak life over those around me. I want to encourage you to speak words of afformation and life to those around you. Tell people, who you believe they can be, and not just what they have become. Who knows, your words may be the ones that cause people to believe in themselves, maybe they'll dare to dream big, or trust God to be who He desires them to be. Make your words count! "The tongue has the power of life and death..." Prov. 18:21

Just a thought...

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