Watch Your Words.


I say this with great conviction because I use words often and I’ve seen the significant impact they can and do make in people’s lives. I have seen men soar to the peak of their aspirations on the wings of words and I have seen “fat-headed, good for nothing” folks metamorphose into the finest and the most productive people because of few but carefully chosen words that were spoken to them by somebody or some people they deeply admired and respected.

I had the privilege of being part of a selection process on Saturday and I saw someone lose her chance to step into a place of prominence because she spoke the wrong words.

God’s word says “death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat it’s fruit.”

I wonder how many opportunities you have lost because you used the wrong set of words.

I wonder how many people you have hurt with your words.

Some years ago, someone who served on my team confessed that she was uncomfortable.

I was alarmed because I’m usually accommodating and friendly.I asked her what the matter was.

She told me that she felt I disliked her because of a statement I had made several months earlier.

I was shocked that such an “innocent” remark I made had a negative effect.

I apologised profusely and explained that I didn’t have anything against her.

I wonder how many times we have cut people into shreds with the sword-sharp words we speak ever so often.

The good thing is that we can use our words constructively.

Our words are either tools for construction or weapons of destruction

You have a choice to make.

I wonder what you are going to do with your words this month.

8 thoughts on “Watch Your Words.

  1. Thanks so much for your note. This is already doing me good and i trust God’ will do to so many that will read this note. God bless and happy new month.

  2. hmm..
    this is very key and most times even though we know these things we usually fail to practice it cos its just another one of those principles we know but dont integrate and therefore we become ensnared by the words of our mouth.

    Good word for the month, i beta watch my words…

  3. There are diversities of gifts,but it is the same God which worketh all in all
    For to one is given by the spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knwoledge by the same spirit, you are really blessed with words of wisdom
    Thank you for the small n simple piece but effective and important

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