TRUE OR FALSE?
Sticks and stones may break my bones but Words will never hurt me.
Words, the ever so bold fruit of the tongue.
With words the universe was formed. The custom of telling someone,”You have my word,” was once just as sufficient collateral as handing over your life. So, have words lost their power, or has the power of words been forgotten?
In today’s society very little attention is payed to the words that are spoken. The vocabulary of many consist of terms and sayings that are actually extremely non-beneficial for them, others, or situations, and most do not even consider the meaning or the origin of the words that they are saying.
Quick question; how would you speak if every word came alive and happened the exact moment that you spoke it? If your life was based solely on your words what kind of life would you have? Believe it or not your words are in fact very much alive and they do have a very powerful affect on your life.
Don’t believe me?
On November, 19th, 2012 Frank Pastore, a prominent baseball player and radio talk show host, made the following statement on air during his talk show:
–“At any moment, especially with the idiot people who cross the diamond lane into my lane, without any blinkers – not that I’m angry about it – at any minute, I could be spread all over the 210.” –
Three hours later that very day, while driving his motorcycle on the 210, a Hyundai Sonata drifted into Pastore’s lane and collided with his bike. Pastore was thrown onto the highway and later died from serious head injuries.
You might say that what happened to Frank Pastore out of pure coincidence or a case of “bad luck” but I can guarantee you that if you take a look at any person, even yourself, you will see that the life that they have is a result of words that have been spoken. Again, if you don’t believe me go ahead and take a moment to take a look at your very own life….. I’ll wait. The thing that is so amazing is that it is never to late to start causing the that words you speak to make a positive affect. You can even start as small as when you wake up everyday saying “Today is going to be the best day of my life,” and you will be surprised to see when you look back how many amazing days you have had. You give birth to each word you speak, so every word that comes out of your mouth is literally giving life to your life and it is completely up to you to decide whether it will be a good life or not. So choose to speak and think (you can’t have a clean mouth with a dirty mind) as much good as you possibly can everyday and watch how amazing your life will be.
Life and death are in the power of the tongue; and those that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
– Proverbs 18:21