Our Words Are Powerful

Words are powerful, they can profess knowledge and wisdom, and they can show a lack of the same. They can build a person’s self-esteem, encourage a person, or inflict a person with pain. They can make or break a friendship, a relationship, and even destroy another person’s view of others. Words can destroy as much as they can heal. Words are powerful. They can divide a Nation as we are seeing right now in America.

“For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” Matthew 12:37

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalms 19:14

“Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.” Matthew 15:11

“For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” Matthew 12:37

What we say can often make another person feel inferior, less than or without enough of something. What we say can build, encourage, and support another person’s weakness or feelings of doubt they have about themselves. Everyone has doubts, concerns, weaknesses, and the need to feel good about themselves; they just do not voice them. It is human nature. No one human thinks they are sufficient in all things, and if they do, they are only fooling themselves. Each of us has unique strong points, specialties, knowledge, and expertise; however, we also have areas in our life for which we could use some self-improvement, counseling, and/or encouragement. Realizing this we will then feel more balanced in a world that is very unbalanced.

All humans make mistakes, blunders, and say things out of context without thinking. Very often, misleading others sometimes, we avoid the truth, and believe what we want to believe, when what we do believe is false. We are not honest with ourselves. Some people cannot relate to their own failures, but often cannot overlook another’s faults.

No man or woman is an Island. No man or woman is perfect in deeds, ideas, or solutions. With God’s help, we can walk in the light that we see as the scripture tells us, and work to be more like Him.

“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7

Other Scriptures are found: Psalms 56:13, John 12: 36, and many other about living in the light of God and his will.

“For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?” Psalms 56:13

“For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.” John 3:20

What is right for one individual may be very wrong for another. The way we think may seem right in our own eyes, but through another’s eyes, it could be disaster. Different human, different circumstances, different prospective, however, neither person is totally wrong or incomplete, if they are mentally well humans.

“One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.” Romans 14:5

There are many perceptions as to why people behave as he or she does, what motivates or guides his or her behaviors. However, it seems to be mostly that all behavior is aimed towards the satisfaction of basic needs. Things I learned many years ago in nursing school. I thought something was very wrong with me, because of my practice of saying my speeches to myself, prior to talking to someone. However, I learned I was human. What a relief!

The reason for the above description is all humans need the same basic needs. Respect, honor, love, appreciation, and approval, co-exist in all of us. Some people will not allow anyone to tell them they are like everyone else. Well, they are, they have the very same basic needs. We forget that God made us all, and He made us in his image, or rather, we were supposed to be more like him.

Within our characters (all humans), all have the same needs which fall into physical, emotional and social. Within our emotional state, all humans have the same basic needs. Those common basic needs are love, including approval and self- esteem, the need for importance, which includes recognition and respect; (the need for adequacy), which includes self-sufficiency. The need to be needed and wanted, the need to be productive and creative.

The basis of what makes another human feel good about themselves, seems somewhat simple, but can get very complicated. Therefore, with that said, there is nothing wrong with needing to be within the normal limits that everybody desires to feel good about themselves. When we take these to the level of wanting what is over and above everyone else to the extreme it becomes a problem.

Life things come to every human and influences behavior patterns. We do not always know what another human has suffered, what he or she has lived through, or what challenges he or she has conquered. Being careful with our words not only benefits us, and our walk with Christ; it benefits those around us.

Another fact is that all of us see ourselves differently than others see us. We are often blinded to how we really are, and how we are perceived. Alternatively, nature is to hide that part we do not want others to see.   My question is this, why is it that some people expect more out of others, than they do themselves? We should not; we should look at ourselves before we do another. I am sure I have done this, without even thinking. Lord, help me to be more aware of my own actions, reactions, and thoughts so that I do not offend another.

We sometimes see ourselves in a light of everything is alright with us, without examining how we appear to others, or knowing who we really are.” This is the reason is it is hard to be honest with ourselves, and admit that we are wrong about some things, thoughts, and processes in life. It is that we are looking for perfection in others, but not ourselves.

Our thoughts and processes are just that “ours.” Each human being has thoughts, processes, projections, ideas, ideals, and solutions. They are all different and valued differently by each individual. However, these processes should be with the Word of God in mind. God has made the rules, He gives us direction for each process within our life, and it is up to us to follow, voice it, and live it without judgment of others.

Tough subject, but it is still true and obvious as we mingle in life, and sadly, this can be true in all aspects of life and Christian life when we are not dedicated to living by God’s instructions.

God Bless

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