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power in words

 

I’m sharing a post that I wrote for The Family Roadmap on the power of words and the lingering effect they have on our lives.  The following is an excerpt and you can read the rest at The Family Roadmap.

 

We can de-construct growth in someone’s heart with a careless word or misplaced assumption. The childhood sing-song of: ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me’ is a lie and a weak defense for those who have suffered at the hands of mis-used words.

 

Words carry weight which crushes, deflates, and prevents us from hearing the truth of God’s love. It is then that I know that God will need to replace the negative echoes with the positive reflections of his word and what he says about me. The trick? I have to be willing to listen. I have to be willing to lay aside my hurt and be open to Truth.    Continue Reading……

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