“Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.”

Proverbs 18:21 MSG

Good Morning Beautiful

This morning I’m going to bring us back to an old saying we have all heard at least once in our lives

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me

The lies, the lies, the lies (just shaking my head). The crazy thing about this statement is that at one point of time, I truly believed it. I use to tell myself that “words can’t hurt me, I have the power to choose what I want to allow when it comes to other people’s opinions of me.” I’m sure that I am not alone and like many of us, If I knew back then what I know now, I would have taken every word and thought into captivity. Words can hurt and they hurt more when we begin to believe in them.

The true message here is that there is power in the words we speak over our selves and to others. Sometimes, we can’t get out of certain situations because we continue to think and speak negatively. We at times create our own dark shadows by the words that we speak (I.e., I can’t do this, I won’t last, I’m stupid, I don’t have things like everybody else, there is too much pressure to perform, etc.).

All that it takes if for us to change a simple phrase such is “I can’t” to “ I can.” Yes, it is that simple because in the word of God it says , “ words kill, words give life.”

So which are you choosing to do this morning?

Digging deeper devotional questions

  1. Take a moment to reflect and create a list of the words that kill. Beside those same words, find positive words/affirmations.
  2. Choose one positive word or phrase from you list and let it be the thing you speak over your life today. Continue this each and every day.

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