How many times do we stop and think about what comes out of our mouths? How many times do we say that’s what mum/dad told me? Do your words speak of darkness or light?

As children hear words and start to make connections to their world, the spoken word be it good or bad is filed away.  Think about it? Which words do we remember the most? The bad ones are the ones I remember more? Why????? Words are very powerful. Words spoken to us as a child are carried over through to adulthood. They can have lasting effects because we live out those words.

Some words can help build and some words can destroy our spirit.  Some words can be so shocking that they are suppressed and then manifested in the person as headaches, sleeplessness, depression, failure to hold a relationship or make friends etc… depending on what those words were. For example, parents say to the child that they weren’t good at spelling or maths so they aren’t good either. So what does the child do? The child starts to believe it. Another example is when a parent says to their child that they are lazy/mean/ugly. Words can either hurt and destroy or help grow and build.

Let see what the bible says. Our words have the power to destroy and the power to build up (Proverbs 12:6). The writer of Proverb tells us, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit” (Proverbs 18:21). Are we using words to build up people or destroy them? Are they filled with hate or love, bitterness or blessing, complaining or compliments, lust or love, victory or defeat? Like tools they can be used to help us reach our goals or to send us spiraling into a deep depression.

Furthermore, our words not only have the power to bring us death or life in this world, but in the next as well. Jesus said, “But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned” (Matthew 12:36–37). Words are so important, that we are going to give an account of what we say when we stand before the Lord Jesus Christ. ( taken from

So the utube clip above, exemplifies this…….. if  we change our words we can change our world. (I’d love to hear your replies). God bless and may the words you hear be music to your ears.


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