O.M.G. She’s so ugly. Man, he’s really way too loud. And those teeth; did he buy them at the Halloween store? Have you ever heard any of these things? We really hoped for a boy this time, but it’s another girl. You’re too skinny. You’re too pale, or too black or too smart or too stupid. Have you believed any one these things all your life and now wonder why you have no self esteem?
Life tells us to suck it up! Get over it! Deal! There’s a little ditty that I grew up with, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Yeah, that’s another lie from the pit. Do you know why? Because, words do hurt.
Don’t take my word for it. Go back to the bible. God spoke the world into existence. The first chapter of the book of Genesis is full of phrases such as, “And God said” or “and God called.” When Jesus was in the wilderness, I’ve no doubt that He could have smacked the devil “upside the head’’, and been done with him, but no, He spoke The Word to the serpent. He said, “it is written”. Words. Spoken. Life giving words. Or Life taking words.
Scripture teaches us in Romans 10:17, “so then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Read and study the Bible. Then, use what you learn in the Bible. Speak it so you can hear it.
Have you heard of self-fulfilling prophecy? Or, shot himself in the foot? It can happen. Our words really are very powerful. You can talk yourself into something you may not want.
Conversely, have you ever come upon a total stranger, complimented that person on a hairdo, or a coat or the shoes? Did you see her face light up?
My firstborn son was given a brand new bike when he was 5, but he couldn’t ride it. After a few tries, he gave up, but he informed me that when he turned 6 he would ride it. And he did. The morning he turned 6, he got on the 2 wheeler and rode!
Sticks and stones can break your bones? I’ve never actually broken a bone, but my soul has been stepped on, mangled and twisted. Words DO hurt.
The minute you hear something hurtful, stop! That’s right, Stop. That. Very. Minute. Remind yourself OUT LOUD just who you really are.
Do you know who you are?
You’re a King’s kid. Galatians 3:26 tells us, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”
Your Big Brother sits at the right hand of Almighty God. In Hebrews 1:3, you can read, “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.”
You are chosen by the Father. Read it in Ephesians 1:4 “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.”
You’re the head and not the tail, you’re more than a conqueror, you’re complete in Christ and you are righteous and holy. These are only a few of more than 100 scriptures that define who you are as a believer in Christ.
Speak out, but speak in love. “Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don’t say it mean.”
In Luke 6:45, Jesus said, “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.” The Message reads this way, ““You don’t get wormy apples off a healthy tree, nor good apples off a diseased tree. The health of the apple tells the health of the tree. You must begin with your own life-giving lives. It’s who you are, not what you say and do, that counts. Your true being brims over into true words and deeds.”
Ask God to remove those ugly words that have been spoken to you and then, the pain they caused. He will, you know.
I’m a King’s kid.
My big Brother sits at the right hand of God.
I am chosen by the Father.
Say it! Hear it! Believe it!
All scripture, unless otherwise noted, are taked from The King James Version
© 2014 Cat Brennan