Speak a Good Word
Most people have heard of the childhood nursery rhyme “sticks and stones may hurt my bones but words can never hurt me”.
It sounds wise and can certainly be used as a tool for teaching children. Unfortunately as we grow up we rudely discover the exact opposite to be true.
Actually words are very important in life, and we’ll take a close look at why they have a very profound affect upon us as human beings.
According to the greatest book ever written, the Bible “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” Eph 4:29
In other words it’s the exact opposite of our above nursery song.
In the context of what we say to others and what others say to us, reflects an addition or subtraction to our current self concept. This information always builds or destroys and never remains neutral.
In reality there is an unshakably connected to the belief system you have in your conscious and subconscious mind. The foundation of this belief system is constructed by the words we speak and the words we hear spoken to us by others.
In regards to hearing words that are spoken, its important to realize there is a long term residual effect that takes place and that it has a powerful consequence.
Watch Your Words
When we communicate words they have a direct coloration to the image of capability or outline of defeat in our lives!
We must learn to say what we want – and not say what we don’t want.
Because when we exercise this principle and understand its power and wisdom we put ourselves into position to win in life!
Accordingly, we must make a purposeful decision to keep a watch on what we say and what we hear because in fact it will make or break us.
In large part our personal, professional and social levels of achievement can be traced back to the belief and conviction we have about ourselves. These convictions are primarily based upon the “foundation of words” which we have built over time.
In many ways our words are like magnets, they will attract the results, which reflect its substantive value whether it is positive or negative. Lets take for instance a practical yet unfortunate example of a father that is in and out of judicial system.
If a well meaning (trying to prevent similar behavior) but unaware parent constantly tells a child, you’re going to “ end up just like your father “ those very words tend to take on a negative self fulfilling prophecy. So, instead of getting the intended result they invite calamity.
Power of Your Words
The choice and use of our words is like a rudder on a ship or a sail on a boat. They possess the capability to help us navigate in the direction we want to go.
A strategic and wise use of a set of words can ignite the love once lost between a man and a woman.
An encouraging word after a bitter defeat in athletics can be the difference between a series of terrible setbacks or getting up, moving forward to win again.
When a teacher hands back a graded report, the words accompanying can chart a course for future success and achievement or the beginning of self-doubt that leads to lifetime of uncertainty and failure.
Therefore if we are not in a position to receive the positive good words from others we must take the initiative to know what to say when we talk to ourselves.
Self talk, as it is called is really just a dressed up term that stands for the ongoing internal dialogue we human beings have in our minds and often times when no one is looking just under our breath.
It’s a murmuring or near vocalization of the thoughts, good or bad of that is a constant backdrop to our state of mind.
The concept of Speaking a Good Word is quite remarkably similar to the very same breakthrough that brought in our present computer age, “ what ever software or application program we run determines precisely what results we can expect to realize”.
Our Creator established brilliance of this long before our knowledge of Microsoft, the Iphone or the Internet!
We should take heed regarding this great insight of Speaking a Good Word and experience the great things it has in store!
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