Words have enormous creative power- the power to bring into existence what does not yet exist. God created the world with Words. In the beginning God said “Let there be light, water, plants and people” and they were created and God was pleased.
Words can create or destroy; encourage or discourage; build up or tear down. We need to determine what we will do with the words we hear, words we say and words we think.
- Words we hear. We can either dismiss them before they take root in us, or digest them deep into us where we allow them to mould us. We cannot always avoid the words we hear, but we can always choose what we will do with them. We need to weed out words we want to dismiss and work on the words we want to use to change our lives and the world for the better.
- Words we say. These have the power to hurt or to help people. The Bible challenges us to “speak the truth in love” not be judgmental, critical, unkind, blaming or condemning, but inspiring, affirming, encouraging and challenging. Positive words spoken in love will greatly enrich and empower your own life and the lives of those who hear those words from you.
- Words we think. The Bible states “As a person thinks in their heart so they are in their lives” The words we think about ourselves, our self-talk, determine the shape of our self-image and future. The words we think about in relationship to others will find expression in our attitude and actions which will either hurt or help them. “Think on those things that are true, noble, right, pure, excellent and praiseworthy” and you will have and express life abundant.