Power of the Tongue

What’s that saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”. I’m sure by now we all know the bitter untruths of that nursery rhyme. I am definitely guilty of allowing what others say to or about me affect me in my young adulthood. Whether it being something annoying, evil, spiteful or down right hurtful; words can be used as a weapon. I was listening to praise 102.5 and the hosts vaguely quoted the bible saying, “the tongue is the smallest part on the body, but it can do the most harm”.

I for one have had to take what people say with a grain of salt. Because nine times out of ten they’re mis- directing their frustrations. Remember to speak life and love to others… You never know what weights they are carrying on their shoulders.

“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” ~ Proverbs 18.21