WORDS ARE EXTREMELY POWERFUL.
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.