Words- every woman’s choice.

Wednesday 27 July 2011

When I was growing up as a child, I’d often hear adults quoting, “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names will never hurt you.” This phrase was supposed to be a way to help children deal with the unkind words from their playmates. However, as I became an adult, I began to understand how far from the truth this phrase really is.

I actually believe that most people would have rather received a broken arm or leg than to have heard some of the vicious words that have been spoken to them or about them at some stage in their life. A broken arm or leg will heal quickly- a broken heart often doesn’t.

Proverbs 18:21 (The Message) says, “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit- you choose.” Wow! What a powerful way to describe the power of the words we speak everyday to everyone around us! And girls and women are especially good at talking!!

A Girl of Wisdom understands that her words are like poison or fruit to the soul. She knows that she can choose to speak words that build others up or speak words that tear others down. She also realises that words may leave her mouth, but they won’t leave her life- the words that she directs at others, may be words that are eventually directed back at her in the future.

Let’s be girls and women who are wise with our words- it’s always our choice.

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