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Speak a Good Word

Updated on May 24, 2012

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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      StayPos 4 years ago from Florida, USA


      Glad you enjoyed the Hub! You're exactly right and it's a tremendous thing! We just need to make sure we use our tongues for positive and good rather than negative and evil. Thanks for adding to the conversation! All the Best and of course StayPos!

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      Ronald E Franklin 4 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

      A good word about good words! Scripture says that death and life are in the power of the tongue. The words we use have real power for good or for evil. Thanks!

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      StayPos 6 years ago from Florida, USA


      Thanks for your kind words of compliment and contribution to the discussion :-)

      It's wonderful what positive words can accomplish!


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      Rika Susan 6 years ago from South Africa

      Great hub about a subject many of us don't take enough notice of, StayPos. Yes, just a kind word or two can totally change the color of someone else's day. We need to be more aware of how we can give encouragement and a lift with a few well-chosen words.

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      StayPos 6 years ago from Florida, USA


      My pleasure, I'm glad it resonated with you!

      Staying positive is all about a decision and it's great that you've made up your mind :-)

      Thanks for the accolades!

      All the Best

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      msdee115 6 years ago from Stone Mountain, GA

      Great hub! I enjoyed it and believe in exactly that! Stay Positive... (like the name too)

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      StayPos 6 years ago from Florida, USA


      Thanks for the compliment :-)

      Glad you enjoyed.

      All the Best

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      Vanessa T Williams 6 years ago from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

      I vote this piece up. Awesome.

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      StayPos 6 years ago from Florida, USA


      Yes, indeed we need to use our words and language to lift and inspire rather subvert and destroy. The choice is ours :-)

      Thanks for the kind compliment and I'm glad you enjoyed!

      All the Best

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      .josh. 6 years ago

      StayPos - really an excellent hub, and an extension from what we discussed in my Amy Winehouse hub. You've really got a way with words, and I enjoyed reading this. Certainly a lot of useful information here. Well done!

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      StayPos 6 years ago from Florida, USA

      Movie Master,

      You're so right about thinking before we speak :-)

      It's much better to " measure " twice before we " speak " once and say something that doesn't contribute to a positive result!

      I appreciate your compliment :-)


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      StayPos 6 years ago from Florida, USA


      Thank you for your complement! Glad you enjoyed :-)

      All the Best

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi StayPs, it's nice to meet you, thoroughly enjoyed your hub, well written and explained, some people just do not think before they speak and don't realise the impact of their words, thank you.

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      Guanta 6 years ago from New York City

      Thank you StayPos, an excellent Hub.

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      StayPos 6 years ago from Florida, USA

      Bri Gee

      Thanks for your compliment and contribution :-)

      Using our words to influence people positively is a very important message we should all heed!

      All the best :-)

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      Bri Gee 6 years ago

      Hi Staypos,

      This is an inlightment of the power of good words spoken. Great hub, with well written meaningful message. Thanks

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      StayPos 6 years ago from Florida, USA


      Thanks for the compliment :-)

      I'm glad you enjoyed the hub!

      It's so amazing that something that cost zero dollars, our words, can and does have such profound effect on our lives!

      In that sense we all are wealthy and capable of sharing these riches with others!

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      ladyt11 6 years ago

      You are so right and this hub explains the importance of words brilliantly. Words shape our lives so we have to remember to speak life and blessings. Like Dexter Yarbrough said, thanks for sharing your wisdom.

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      StayPos 6 years ago from Florida, USA

      Hey Dexter!

      Thanks for the compliment and stopping by as always!

      Let's definitely stay on the job of building up others with our positive words :-)

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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      Hi StayPos! This is a great hub! Even on Hubpages, my mission is to be supportive and encouraging to others. You are so right in that we have to watch the words that come out of our mouths. Words have the power to build and destroy. Thanks for sharing your wisdom!