Isn’t it amazing how one of the smallest parts of our body is both the strongest and the deadliest. Some may think it’s the heart, or perhaps the lungs. Those certainly are major parts of our body that give us life and strength, but it is not the part I am referring to. The smallest and strongest part is…
Proverbs 18:21 puts it this way: “The tongue has the power of life and death.”
Do you realize that your words can either speak life or they can speak death? Our tongues and the words that so easily roll off it can help build others up, or they can tear them down. Just a few simple words can destroy a life, a friendship, a family.
The power of the tongue and the words we say do not just impact others. The words we speak about ourselves can have life altering repercussions. I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage, “out of the heart the mouth speaks.” What you think and ultimately say about yourself can breathe life or death into existence.
When you’re feeling down it’s so easy to say things like: I’m so depressed. I’m so sick. I hate this life. I don’t want to live like this anymore. I give up! My friend, these are words of death you’re speaking over yourself! The next time you’re feeling down, raise your head a little higher and look up! Even if you don’t feel it, speak out loud and into your own heart. Speak life into your dry bones and watch them begin to awaken!
I hope you’ll take a few minutes to listen to one of my favorite artists, Toby Mac. He’ll get your day moving in a positive direction and hopefully he’ll get your heart to begin speaking life over yourself. 💜 💜 💜
Some days the tongue gets twisted
Other day my thoughts just fall apart
I do, I don’t, I will, I won’t
It’s like I’m drowning in the deep
Well, it’s crazy to imagine
Words from my lips as the arms of compassion
Mountains crumble with every syllable
Hope can live or die
So speak life, speak life
To the deadest darkest night
Speak life, speak life