Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Impact Of Words

Never in the history of the world have words been so cheap, quick, irrevocable, and viral. Through cell phones and the Internet, we now have texting, email, instant messaging, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. In addition, we have radio, television, and printed media. Words are flying around in the atmosphere like never before. As of June 2010, 77.2 percent of all Americans use the Internet (267 million people). One quarter of the world's population is online. Forty-one percent of all Americans actively maintain a profile page on Facebook, which generates one billion pieces content every single day. U.S. awareness if Twitter has exploded from 5 percent in 2008 to 87 percent in 2010, and by now the figures are even greater. In 2010, more than 17 million Americans used Twitter and the average number of "tweets" per day in the United States alone was 15.5 million.

Obviously, there are good uses of all these forms of communication; however, there are many disturbing consequences, including online bullying that that has led to teenage suicide, identity theft, child safety risk, pornography addiction, and ruined careers. Job applicants lose out because of Facebook accounts of bad behavior; workers send ill-advised emails before thinking.

People have destroyed relationships by typing their most secret thoughts in e-mail an then pressing Send before realizing how revealing the message was. Owing to the information available today, personal privacy has all but vanished. Sadly, anyone can say anything about an individual whether it is true or not...and it is out there floating around in cyberspace just waiting for someone to access the information. People's reputations have been destroyed by what others have said and yet their words held no truth at all. You might say that we have a "word explosion" going on. and we have yet to learn the power of words and make a commitment to use them in a godly way.

I am sure you have heard someone day, "You are going to eat those words." It may sound like mere statement to us, but in reality we do eat our words. What we say not only affects others, but also affects us. Words are wonderful when used in a proper way. They can encourage, deify, and give confidence to the hearer. A right word spoken at the right time can actually be life changing.

A man has joy in making an apt answer, and a word ken at the right moment...how good it is! -Proverbs 15:23

We can literally increase our own joy by speaking right words. We can also upset ourselves by talking unnecessarily about our problems or things that have hurt us in relationships. The words that come out of our mouths go into our own ears as well as other people's, and then they drop down into our soul, where they give us either joy or sadness, peace or upset, depending on the types of words we have spoken. Our words can even oppress our spirit. God desires that our spirits be light and free so it can function properly, not heavy and oppressed.

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Friday, November 15, 2013


Hey guys! Sorry it's been a little while since I last posted. I'm back and ready to get this blog back on the road! I'm starting this new book and I thought it would be fun and good for all of us (even me) to do. The book is called, Change Your Words Change Your Life by Joyce Meyer. 

Most of us don't realize how powerful words are and how huge an impact they have on our lives. Think about it. Even two simple syllables...Da-da...are powerful enough to make a grown man cry when uttered for the first time by his baby. 

I believe that words contain tremendous power: it can be either positive , constructive power or negative, destructive power.

In Genesis, we read that God used words to create the world we live in. The Bible says in Proverbs 18:21 the power of life and death are in the tongue. That is an amazing statement and one that we should seriously consider. Each time we speak words, we are speaking either life or death to those who hear us and to ourselves. So we need to be cautious about the words we utter. 

Our mouth gives expression to what we want, think, and feel; therefore, it reveals a great deal about the one who is speaking. We can learn a lot about themselves  just by listening to the things that we say. Matthew 12:34-35 says that "out of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man from his inner good treasure flings forth good things, and the evil man out of his inner evil storehouse flings forth evil things." Our words are the result of our inner thoughts and attitudes. One might say that our words are a movie screen that we have.
I believe our words can increase and decrease our level of joy. They can affect the answers to our prayers, and have a positive or negative effect on our future. We should be pay a lot of attention to what the Word of God has to teach us about the condition of her life, it would be wise to take an inventory of the words she has spoken.

God has a good plan for each one of us, but it won't automatically happen without our cooperation. We are partners with God in his life, and He wants us to be in agreement with what He has spoken about us in His Word. As we go though this book, I believe we all will gain new insight into the fact that as all of us change our words, we can change our life's as well.