Head held up high, she walks down the street
· the words that tumbles out of our hearts
· free falling from our lips
The words we speak can bring forth life or death. Have you ever said a word or made a statement and almost instantly wish you could take it back? Wish you could rewind, like you a tape? Wish you could erase it like you would do with an eraser? Or wish you could delete it, like you would with the delete button on your PC?
The power and ramifications of the words we speak travel much further and burrow a lot deeper than ever expect them to. Proverbs 18:21 explains that “the tongue can bring forth death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences”. The words you speak, what does it bring – life or death?
For our words to bring forth life or death, it is dependent on the contents of our hearts, as explained in Proverbs 4:23, it reads “keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life” So it’s safe to say that whatever we speak reflects the contents and state of our hearts, life or death.
How do we make sure that the words we speak bring forth life; that they bless and not curse, they heal and harm, they encourage and not undermine? Well, proverbs 13:3 explains that “he who guards his mouth preserves his life, but he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction” This means that we should basically be very watchful of the words that come out of our mouths. We should think before we speak.
That said, here is me encouraging us to handle like fragile glass, the words that reside within our subconsciousness, transport them with care as they journey through our tongue, and deliver them with caution as they tumble from your lips.