Words are a POWERFUL thing.
If I asked you to remember a time in your life when “someone” said something to you that either impacted you for good or tore you down, I know you can tell me of a
that will forever stick in your heart and mind. I guarantee you probably even remember where you were…..what you were wearing…..and many other details about that moment in time.
In our homes, our words are just as powerful. When we talk to our children and our husbands, it makes a difference. They can either build up or destroy!
As the women in our homes we have the opportunity to impact so many people around us. Our words will linger long after we are gone. Our families are going to remember what made them feel good and even the words that put insecurities in their hearts and minds.
I’m sure we’ve all been there when something comes out of our mouths and we wish it didn’t. (I’ve blown it many of times) …..it’s NOT pretty! But we need to remember the forgiveness of God and learn from these pitfalls in our life.
We want our family to be encouraged by our words. Be motivated by our words. Feel loved by our words. Our tongue can do damage if it is used the wrong way…..it is one thing we need to learn to train.
Here are some verses about our tongue:
Proverbs 21:23 – Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
Ephesians 4:29 – Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Proverbs 12:18 – There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise [is] health.
Proverbs 15:1 – A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Psalms 34:13 – Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
This is something I try and remind myself about daily. I also have realized I have the power to encourage, uplift, sooth, motivate, inspire, cheer, give confidence, strengthen, stimulate, fuel,comfort, excite, engage, empower…….
It’s not a bad thing to step back from time to time and analyze our words. I’ve had to do many times and ask myself….. Are they building up or are they tearing down?
With the power we have…..let’s use them to build up!