Words can be just as powerful as actual physical contact. Words can help create panoramic views or images in our mind. Words can be an asset for some and a liability to others.
As I listened to the video audio by Joel Osteen, I Declare: 31 Promises to speak over your life, he talked about a teacher that comments to a young girl in her class that had a clef palate. The young girl in second grade grew up with self-esteem problems. During a hearing test session this teacher made the comment, “I wish you were my little girl.” Just making that comment changed the little girls entire perspective of herself. This teacher blessed her with favor when she talked to her. Joel went on to say that the other students even viewed the little girl differently and wanted to be around her after the teacher made the comment.
I know personally that the two words thank you can be very meaningful. Regardless to how small an act of kindness may be considered, for someone to tell you thank you, it can make all the difference. Thank you lets you know someone cares and appreciates you. The beautiful thing about this is that everyone wants to be appreciated.
Did you know that your words have power? Although, I did not realize it at the time, I discovered the power of words at a very young age. I recall at age 3 and 4 when I would get mad at my girlfriend Valda, the first words out of my mouth was, “I hate you.” I was really only mad, but I felt hate was the most powerful word I could use at the time to get my point across. Although, I misused the word at the time, I am amazed at how powerful the word “hate” can be. How many of you know that you and your friends may be mad one day and make up the next day?
What type of words do you speak over yourself? Do you speak good things about yourself or do you put yourself down? Dr. Creflo Dollar at creflodollarministries.org talks about words being seeds. He further discusses examining your speech as to whether you speak faith-filled words over your body or do you say things like, “I will probably die of cancer.” I need to be watchful of my speech, because oft times if I am not feeling well, I might speak negative about myself. I make it a point to remember what God says about me and to speak what God says, not necessarily how I am feeling at the moment.
Valerie Alexander at Huffingtonpost.com talks about planting a seed by throwing a college shower. Her suggestion was that you never know what little girl may see this, make it her goal to go to college, and possibly become the first girl to cure Cancer. You just never know all the great possibilities once the seed has been planted. I agree. My former Pastor always emphasize being the best at whatever you do and the importance of college. That gave me a thirst for knowledge.
I discovered this free online educational resource for all ages and levels regarding English grammar. There are 100’s of printable pages. Be sure to remember there is no excuse for not increasing your vocabulary or learning the power that your words carry.
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