Words have power. Whether they are positive or negative, they have power to influence a persons life. How many people for example, after hearing certain negative words, they started to become exactly what was said to them.

You may have been told when you were younger that you are stupid, that you’re no good, that you will never be happy, you are ugly, no one will want you, you are not good enough, or something similar. In the moment you heard those words, you may have even rejected them and said, “no way, that is not what I am”, but really think about it… Is that what you are becoming? Have those words started to take shape in your life?

Or maybe you are the one that spoke the damaging words. You have caused holes in another person, like a nail piercing a plank of wood. You have been very bitter with your words and they have hurt people.

We must be very careful with our words. The words we speak and the words we listen to. Because our words have power to build or destroy.

God’s Word says:

 Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” Colossians 4:6

Our words need to be “seasoned”… what does that mean? They need to add to those around us. Seasoning adds flavor to the food, and our words need to add “flavor” (life) to people. If they do not, then it’s better not to say them at all. And on the other hand, if someone speaks to you words that only bring destruction, you need to rebuke those words and immediately speak words of life to yourself.

May the God of the Bible Bless You

Bishop Bira Fonseca