Words. Words are a part of our everyday life. How much weight do words hold in your life? Are you someone that puts a lot of thought into what you say each time you go to talk or are you someone that speaks whatever comes to your mind at the time with little to no thought?

Words have weight. Not physical weight but supernatural weight. Words have power. Think of the weight room. You are getting ready to do a squat. If your spotter is cheering you on you feel equipped to squat your personal best. If your spotter is not encouraging you the weight on the bar seems impossible to squat. The power of words are parallel to that analysis. Words can be uplifting or they can be detrimental. Choosing uplifting words is choosing a life above average.

Proverbs 16:24 says “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”

Words have so much power they can heal. How does it make you feel if someone tells you: “good job!” “Thank you for all of your hard work,” “You look beautiful today,” “I appreciate you.” Those are just a few things that make you feel good. These types of words are uplifting and sweet to the soul. There are 126 passages in the bible that talk about the tongue. That is proof that there is weight in what we say.

Proverbs 18:4 “A person's words can be life-giving water; words of true wisdom are as refreshing as a bubbling brook.”

Your words can be life giving! That is so empowering to know that we have Jesus living inside of us. He gives us the power to have life giving words. What you speak should be an example of rising above the status quo!

Time to self- reflect! What kind of words are you speaking daily? If they are uplifting that is awesome and I am high fiving you from my desk. If your words have not been uplifting and life giving, that's okay because I have good news! We serve a God of grace and a second chance. Start today with the uplifting words. Choose to rise above the status quo with words and choose to live a life above average.


Stephanie Schell

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