Friday, April 11, 2014

The Power of Words

"If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all." Something we have probably all heard. What if we actually used this saying to filter our words to one another? When we choose to speak hurtful words, not out of love, but out of hurt, we somehow think this is okay. I say we, because I too am guilty of these things. 

We have the ability to uplift one another with our words. To speak with truth and love. To encourage one another. Instead, we use our words as weapons to break each other down. When we feel jealous, intimidated, or hurt by someone, we speak lies to make ourselves feel better.  But does it? Of course not. It shows our own hearts, it shows our character. It does not show love. But isn't that our mission on this earth? To share love? 

I believe when we choose to hurt someone else with our words, it does not only hurt the other person, but it does something to us. When we spew out lies and hurt to others we ultimately hurt ourselves, we hinder our own soul.  

So let us all build one another up with words of encouragement and love. Check your heart before you share your words. Let us love one another with our words! 

from my heart,

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