Tuesday, July 24, 2012

There is healing power in my words

I am learning that there is power in our words. Here is some more insight into the power of our words.

"Out of the same mouth come forth blessing, and cursing. These things, my brethren, ought not to be so." James 3:10

Sometimes I think it is okay to curse as long as its not out of anger. But why curse in the first place? We are taught our statements are more bold if a curse word is thrown in there, but how talented is the person who can still make a bold statement with simple words.

I think one of the keys to maturing in life is self-control and discipline. And when it comes to our speech, although we may think to curse is no big deal, it is a step towards disciplining ourselves about the things we say (negatively) towards others.

"A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit." Proverbs 15:4

When it comes to speaking ill of others, they say that when you know better you are held more accountable than the person who does not. All I can say is at my age, I should know better. One of the remedies to speaking ill of people is to learn to not say anything at all. Learn to just keep your mouth shut and don't give the urge in you an opportunity to speak.

Even during Jesus' trial, it states: "When he was oppressed, he opened not his mouth."

Even after we have this under control, we need to realize that taming the tongue also includes the confessions we say about ourselves: "I look ugly. I don't think I did a good job. We've always had trouble with money."

If you think like me then you may believe that by speaking these things, you continue to manifest these problems in your life. You must believe there is a treasure in your trial because honestly there is no reason why you would be created, via by definition of science or religion, as a human to just live a lowly existence. It just makes sense that you being here on Earth is purpose enough, and if anything, all that is happening around you is to further your benefit --either now or later down the road.

(sorry if my thoughts are scatterbrained. I will try to organize my topics a little better. Also, just to let everyone know, I am a big supporter of Joyce Meyer so it is very common if you spot her verbiage in my blogs. Thank you and good night.)