Bringing Life Through Our Words

I walked out with red eyes, and a sad heart because of some words that were said to me. In this case, the phrase, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me” was a lie because I was hurting, and I didn’t know how to make it stop.

They’ve made me feel like a prisoner
They’ve made me feel set free
They’ve made me feel like a criminal
Made me feel like a king

They’ve lifted my heart
To places I’d never been
And they’ve dragged me down
Back to where I began

James 3:6 says it best…

And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.

Let’s be honest, we’ve all done it. We have all said hurtful words about someone either to their face or behind their back. Words do hurt and they hurt WAY more than a broken bone. Unlike broken bones, wounds caused by words can’t be seen.

They leave scars in our hearts that can bring down our self-esteem and it can cause us to lose sight of how God sees us.

I love this song by Hawk Nelson. It really describes the effect that words have on a person both positively and negatively.

Words can build us up
Words can break us down
Start a fire in our hearts or
Put it out

I don’t know about you but I don’t want my words to hurt anyone anymore. The only fire I want to start with my words, is a fire full of love. I’m writing this to say, that as Christians, we need to make sure our words are bringing life, not death. In this world full of hate and disaster, we can be a light to those who need us most but we can only do that if our words are used for good and not bad.

Love Conquers All

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I’ll be the first to admit that as a sinful woman who loves to talk, gossip is something I struggle with daily. Last summer in one of my previous posts I discussed how God had convicted me on gossip and I gave some helpful steps to avoid doing it.

Together, one day at a time, and one person at a time, we have the ability to change the world through our words. I don’t know about you but I am sick of the heartache caused by words and I am going to change it by loving others and making sure my words are good.

Let my words be life
Let my words be truth
I don’t wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You

Are you with me?

~Lovelle ❤

5 thoughts on “Bringing Life Through Our Words

  1. Claire

    This is such an important reminder, especially in this internet age where people seem to hide behind the anonymity and post hurtful comments instead of using words to build up others. Thank you for spreading this message.

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  2. jenniferkindle

    I loved this. It is especially imperative in my home with my children. I do have the ability to call into existence what isn’t yet….good or bad and I am with you…choosing to speak life.

    Jennifer P.S. praying for you as you prepare for the raising generations conference

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