The tongue is extremely powerful which means we all have a significant about of power with each word we speak. We can bring life or destruction with our words. You cannot be two completely different things. You can't bring life and bring death, just as a saltwater lake cannot produce fresh water.
We all remember a time that we were hurt because of something somebody said to us or about us. If you haven't, I promise you that you are a rare find. What we say is important because with the weigh our words carry, we have the ability to powerfully life someone up rather than just as powerfully tear them down. There is not a middle ground. There is not a slightly negative or positive effect of someone's words. They are powerful, and with that comes responsibility to use them well.
We must bring life with our words, Our words have weight and influence so we much be aware of the impact they are having on the people around us. Be aware that what comes out of your mouth and how those around you perceive it. It's important to examine both your meaning and it's perceived meaning.
Father, teach me the impact of my words. Help me to bring life to those that I encounter. Help me to change my perspective whenever I want to say something that is not life giving. I want to encourage those around me and not destroy. Help me to think like you. Father make me more like you.
I love you.
- Laura DeGroot