๐Ÿ—ฃ WORDS ๐Ÿ™Š

Whisper - Talking

It’s amazing how this, which is made up of a few letters, is able to have such great effect; positively or negatively in one’s life.

I would say that for everyone, and for you reading this, we all have been at the receiving end of this – words.

I was reading a book and one of the chapters focused on the effect of words in a relationship. And I couldn’t help but reflect on this too. I have been a victim of this in some way and I had some of these words become ghosts from times past, as it kept on taunting my mind for a long time.

All thanks to God I am able to get past a lot of these. And confessing God’s words when it rages in my thoughts has really helped me a lot.

So before I share the anchor scripture that got me through it. I would want us to reflect on this verse:

Do not let unwholesome [foul, profane, worthless, vulgar] words ever come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good for building up others, according to the need and the occasion, so that it will be a blessing to those who hear [you speak].

Ephesians 4:29 (AMP)

I hope we read this verse, meditatively. I know a lot of us have erred in time past but it’s never too late to try again. We can learn to breathe through a heated argument and also ask for the help of the Holy Spirit to enable us to speak graceful and wholesome words always.

Don’t leave a lasting mark in that heart just because you belong to the sect of people that believe in “Let me say it how it is”. Imagine if Christ’s response on the cross was to call us a bunch of sinners; a crowd of unfaithful men and women or even the disloyal disciples?. Which in reality, was the case. ๐Ÿ˜ช

But rather Jesus’ approach was this:

And Jesus was saying, โ€œFather, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.โ€ And they cast lots, dividing His clothes among themselves.

Luke 23:34 (AMP)

He prayed!. Like who does that?.

And I would say that defined the perspective of His own kind of love. Hope we know He was God in flesh, so He could have acted in response to all the betrayals, but rather, He chose to pray for us. ๐Ÿ˜ช

Jesus chose grace - Prays over us - the cross

If you and I have chosen the path of faith by confessing Christ and believing in Him. Then our mouth should be tamed. Really, it should!. Because we have Him as our helper guiding us in all truth.

Don’t be part of the people who speak their mind all the time, not minding if it will cause more harm than good. Only a fool does that and that is so not in my words, it’s in the Bible. ๐Ÿ‘‡

Reference text:

A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back.

Proverbs 29:11 (NKJV)

I know a lot of us still battle with words from our past or even those from the present. Ghosts from times past I call it. I remember these words lived in my mind for years – “you are useless”. And some others, God has been rooting out of my system. All I know is I chose and will continually choose to bring these words in subjection to His. And yes, it took me a while to get past it, but I didn’t stop telling myself my new language. Which is Christ’s words for me? And that for me is the only thing that defines me.

New language - new identity - Believe

I didn’t get to this place in a day. Sometimes, regardless of the many voices, I still choose to do what I need to do on some days. I take it a day at a time as He is teaching me to.

So back to the verse He used as an anchor in my word crises:

We are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought and purpose captive to the obedience of Christ,

2 Corinthians 10:5 (AMP)

And,

We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.

2 Corinthians 10:5 (MSG)

I had to break down this verse as I applied it to my situation. And then I started confessing my new identity in Christ Jesus. Because no matter what, God’s words over me are still what holds me and have made me. Not anyone’s.

Guard Your heart - negative words

I pray that we will all find the grace to overcome through God’s words and constantly embrace our new, in Christ Jesus. ๐Ÿ™

No matter what anyone has said to you – close or not. That is so not you. Our only reality is God’s word. And yes, you may not even be near it presently, that is, seeing the physical manifestation of His words in you, but you can get there. If only you would believe His words in your life!.

God's words - our identity

So you may have been told “you are no good” or “you don’t matter” or “you are always wrong”, etc. I chose these examples randomly as led to. Whatever the negative word that has been hauled at you or is still being rung in your ears every single time. That is not you!.
You are Christ’s and the only thing you can be is Him – God’s words. (John. 1:1)

Blessings. ๐Ÿ™

Do have a calm new week. ๐Ÿค—

๐ŸŒธ#HCCounsels# ๐Ÿ’ฎ

52 Comments Add yours

    1. Thank you, ma’am. ๐Ÿค—
      Wishing you a blessed day today. ๐Ÿค—

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sheree says:

        You too and thanks

        Liked by 1 person

        1. You are welcome. ๐Ÿค—
          Thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

          Liked by 1 person

  1. inspirechief says:

    A beautiful and powerful post. Words have so much power and yours help us all become better people. Thank you and take care.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Bless God. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Thank you so much, sir. ๐Ÿค—
      Yes, I affirm.
      Smiles. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      You are welcome. I will do. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Do take care and wishing you a great day. ๐Ÿ™

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Wise Hearted says:

    My goodness I am in that age where I think I can say anything because I am older. Your post, from one so young has smote my heart. Keep pouring out wisdom such as this as we all, no matter our age need to be reminded of truth.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smiles. I am really glad to know it did. ๐Ÿค—
      Thank you so much, ma’am. I appreciate your sincere and kind comment. โค๐Ÿค—
      Wishing you a blessed day. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Like

  3. jesusluvsall says:

    Great post little sister. Some words I want to say to you are:
    You are a beautiful young woman inside and out.
    Don’t settle for anything less than a man who loves Jesus and who adores you and treats you with respect.
    Jesus loves you.
    You are precious to Jesus.
    oh and homework is fun ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smiles. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you, big bro. ๐Ÿค—

      Aww. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Yes, I won’t. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes, He does. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Yes. ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Haha. It is. ๐Ÿ˜‚

      Thank you for your kind comments and affirmations, bro. I appreciate it. ๐Ÿค—
      Wishing you a blessed day. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Like

      1. jesusluvsall says:

        Love โค๏ธ you little sister

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Smiles. Love you too, big bro. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š

          Liked by 1 person

        2. jesusluvsall says:

          ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

          Liked by 1 person

  4. clearreveal says:

    I know so many Christians who will say whatever they want and not even care. Very few say, Iโ€™m sorry Lord or I canโ€™t believe I said that, forgive me. I donโ€™t get it. I mess up sometimes, and when I do I ask for forgiveness.
    We just need to slow down and think before we speak.
    Great post and God Bless

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hmm. Sadly, this is true. ๐Ÿ˜ช
      Yes. ๐Ÿ’ฏ We are still work in progress and we can get there by engaging the Holy Spirit in us.
      Totally. We need to just “pause and ponder”. I agree!
      Thank you so much for your comments. I appreciate it. ๐Ÿค—
      Amen. And you too. ๐Ÿ™
      Wishing you a blessed day. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Like

  5. Amen and amen ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ very encouraging, we are what He says we we, ๐Ÿ˜

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smiles. I am glad to know it is. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes!!. ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Thank you for your comments, ma’am. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š
      Wishing you a blessed day. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  6. There is life and death in the tongue. A post of wisdom with great examples and a reference from the master. In anguish on the rugged cross, he blessed not cursed us. thanks for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes!. I affirm. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      May we always use it to birth life. ๐Ÿ™

      Smiles. Bless God. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Yes, He is such a graceful example.

      You are welcome, bro. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for your comments. ๐Ÿค—
      Wishing you a blessed day. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

      1. your welcome, have a blessed week

        Liked by 1 person

  7. Adeola says:

    God’s word is our identity!! Anything less than His word is totally not for us.

    This is so profound ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œโ™ฅ๏ธ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes dear. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      He is our only identity.

      Smiles. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you so much for your comments. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š
      Wishing you a blessed day. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Words we speak are powerful, be careful what you say!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes!. Caution is needed in our spoken words. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

      Thank you so much for your comments. ๐Ÿค—
      Wishing you a blessed day. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™‚

      Like

  9. Kami says:

    Wonderful post dear. Thanks for reminding us to talk with some filter. Often times we forget the power of our words. Thank you for this ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smiles. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you so much sis. I am really glad to know it is. ๐Ÿค—
      Yes!.
      You are welcome. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      I appreciate your comments. ๐Ÿค—
      Wishing you a blessed day. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Kami says:

        Wish you the same ๐Ÿ˜Š

        Liked by 1 person

  10. I love your anchor scripture. We read this in church last Sunday and what pinched me hard is, PEOPLE HEAR ME SPEAK and they need to be blessed by my words. wow!!

    Do not let unwholesome [foul, profane, worthless, vulgar] words ever come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good for building up others, according to the need and the occasion, so that it will be a blessing TO THOSE WHO HEAR [you speak]. Ephesians 4:29

    Secondly, I love the way you have brought out the fact that people loose their identity because they define themselves based on the standards of this world which is so fleeting. Today someone will validate you and then tomorrow they don’t.

    We should only find our identity in Christ and His word, Imagine desiring validation from human beings who live today and tomorrow are dead?

    I will leave this two scriptures that defines me so badly maybe someone too might decide to own them.

    Song of Solomon 4:7 – You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.

    Psalm 46:5 – God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Wow. I am glad to read this. I love the emphasized words. They need to!. This is apt!

      Hmm. Thanks for pointing this out. I am loving this verse even more. ๐Ÿ“

      Smiles. Yes!.
      The World changes and people do change. It’s only God’s words that is constant. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

      This is food for thought, indeed. ๐Ÿ“

      Wow. I love the verses you shared. Knowing He is with us covers our flaws. And with His help and believing in His words, we can become it. ๐Ÿ™Œ

      Thank you so much for your comment and all you shared, Sis. I appreciate it. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š

      Wishing you a blessed day. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  11. DeborahMarie says:

    Well said! We need to speak kind words to others as well as to ourselves!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Smiles. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you so much, ma’am. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š
      Yes!. We need to. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Wishing you a blessed day. ๐Ÿค—

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Hephzibah says:

    Glad to go through this from your perspective! ๐Ÿ™‚ Our words are important!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smiles. Thank you, sis. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š
      Yes!!. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Wishing you a blessed day. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Like

  13. Dawn says:

    Thanks little sis! The words we speak have an impact. Iโ€™m thankful Godโ€™s words can help us to overcome the negative words we have heard. I appreciate this encouraging post! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You are welcome, big sis. ๐Ÿค—
      Yes!.
      Me too. ๐Ÿ’ƒ I can imagine if we didn’t have His, to counter the negative words. ๐Ÿ˜“
      Aww. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you so much for your comments. I am glad, reading this. โคโค

      Wishing you a blessed day. ๐Ÿค—

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Dawn says:

        You’re welcome! I hope your week is going well.

        Liked by 1 person

        1. ๐Ÿ˜Šโค
          Yes it is. ๐Ÿ™‚ Wishing you a great weekend, big sis. ๐Ÿค—

          Liked by 1 person

        2. Dawn says:

          Thanks, same to you little sis! ๐Ÿฅฐ

          Liked by 1 person

  14. Jenny Furse says:

    I have been thinking a lot about how to guard my heart and when to speak it lately. These are wonderful and needed references from the Bible. Thank you, dear friend โค

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Wow. I am glad, reading your comment, ma’am. ๐Ÿค— Bless God for His words. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
      You are welcome. โค๐Ÿ˜Š
      Wishing you a blessed day. ๐Ÿค—

      Liked by 1 person

  15. So good Sis! So good!๐Ÿ™

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you, sis. ๐Ÿค—
      Wishing you a blessed day. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  16. RosalynLynn says:

    Thank you for this. Words are powerful, but what’s more powerful is to not respond in situations that’s going to threaten you using such language. Silence sometimes is the best way.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You are welcome. ๐Ÿค—
      Yes!. Our response or reaction matters at such times. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      It takes one’s inner strength to choose silence and maintain calm. ๐Ÿ‘
      Thank you so much for your comments, ma’am. โค

      Like

  17. Nancy Ruegg says:

    The book of Proverbs has a lot to say about words. This is one of my favorites: “The right word at the right time is like precious gold set in silver” (Proverbs 25:11 CEV). I love that image! As i depend on the Holy Spirit for his inspiration and direction, my words of encouragement, wisdom, inspiration, etc. can offer golden treasure to another–and perhaps replace some of the garbage-words they’ve received elsewhere! A thoughtful, helpful post, H.C!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Wow. I love the verse you stated too ma’am. It’s golden!. ๐Ÿ“
      Thank you so much. ๐Ÿค—
      This is so apt!. Yes!.
      We can serve as a healing balm to others – speaking positivity over them!.
      Thank you. Glad to know it is. ๐Ÿ˜Š I appreciate your comments and the text you referenced. โค๐Ÿค—

      Liked by 1 person

  18. rahjomuelvin says:

    On words that help and build up.
    Beautiful reminder for us all.
    Blessings!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smiles. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you so much. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š
      Amen. And you too. โค

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s