Words can hurt you and the right words can help heal you. Those words that crush and hurt you are known as toxic words. Toxic words are incredibly dangerous not only when they are spoken to you, but when you speak them to others.
Wise words bring many benefits, and hard work brings rewards. Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others. A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.
Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing. Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed. (Proverbs 12:18-19 NLT)
The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. (Proverbs 18:21 NLT)
The above is from one of my devotionals called Soul detox ( you can find it on the YouVersion Bible app)
Our words mean a lot, the things we say to people in anger, frustration, happiness, elation etc matter.
Words are powerful and like it’s said “words once spoken cannot be taken back”.
Words or poorly chosen words have destroyed the greatest of friendships, marriages, relationships, alliances etc.
One thing I’m learning to do is not say anything( if you know me you’ll know that’s a hard feat! 😛 ) thinking about why I want to say the words; is it to make me feel better, hurt another person, feel intelligent or superior? Once I ponder on these things I end up not saying anything or revising what I intended to say.
It’s a hard path to take and sometimes I fall off that path, but it’s all good as I know to get back on it when it happens.
I’m not saying don’t say what you feel but think about who you’re saying it to, how it will affect them, will it build your relationship? Will they be a better person for hearing these words? I assure you once you do that, the right things to say and what not to say will come to you.
I pray that God helps us as we holster our tongues. Have a lovely evening and keep on smiling 🙂