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You can't reclaim your words. Once they're out there, they're out there!! It feels like a war sometimes of what words can do. I can remember some specific times in my growing up years, even into my late teens or now as an older woman, even... times when words really embedded themselves deep into my soul. They became a part of me - good and bad.
It might not have even been the words but rather the way they were said (just the tone of voice) that made that impact. Again, that is good or bad...
See? The war of words... it's a real thing.
This has been heavy on my heart and mind here of late. I keep thinking of my words and how they impact. In fact, these song lyrics (by Hawk Nelson) keep rolling around in my heart and head.. I've been humming...
Words can build you up
Words can break you down
Start a fire in your heart or
Put it out
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
If this can just encourage you today - let it be!!
I simply ask for prayers - whispered heavenward... to be that infectious soul of LIFE-GIVING words of blessing and hope and encouragement... whenever and wherever I can.
As a wife. As a mother. As a sister, daughter and friend.
I found this as something to ponder:
Boys flying kites haul in their white-winged birds;
You can't do that when you are flying words.
"Careful with fire" is good advice, we know;
"Careful with words" is ten times doubly so.
Thoughts unexpressed may sometimes fall back dead;
But God himself can't kill them when they're said.
~ Will Carleton
Here is Hawk Nelson's song in full... for you to enjoy, as well!
May you have a blessed week!!! Speak Life...