To some people, words may be just a bunch of letters on a page, an echo carried by the wind representing a speech sound or a simple communication method. But words are so much more than just that. Words have power, if spoken right. What is that power? Giving meaning to your words by adding passion, heart and soul along with them. They don’t only have to be your thoughts, but a part of you as well.
You see, people speak approximately 20,000 words per day, but do their words have any meaning? Or are just said because of our constant need to talk to each other? We have the ability to speak for a reason, not just small-talk, but the power to help one another see the world beyond the ordinary and into the remarkable.
1 Corinthians chapter 13 says: ” If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.” In other words, if you speak without love you’re only wasting your words.
With words you can hurt, lift up, change a person’s life or even waste time and probably oxygen but spoken in wisdom, love and good purpose, words can be uplifting.
The warrior of light knows that the most important words in all languages are the small words. Such as “Yes. Love. God.” They are words that are easy enough to say and which fill vast empty spaces. There is, however, one word – another small word – that many people have great difficulty in saying: no.
Someone who never says ‘no’, thinks of himself as generous, understanding, polite, because ‘no’ is thought of as being nasty, selfish, unspiritual. The warrior does not fall into this trap. There are times when in saying ‘yes’ to others, he is actually saying ‘no’ to himself. That is why he never says ‘yes’ with his lips if, in his heart, he is saying ‘no’.
The Bible also says in Proverbs chapter 18:21 “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” This verse might be a little difficult to understand at first, but if reading it many times you might get it. For short, with your words a person can get to know Jesus, His great love for us and that he or she can have eternal life is they proclaim them, with their own voice as Lord and Savior, and those who love one another and God will eat the fruit and have eternal life.
Maybe you’ve seen the movie “A thousand words“, with Eddie Murphy. If you haven’t, I recommend seeing it. In the film, the actor has only 1000 words left to discover what matters most. Now I have a question for you: what would you do if you only had 1000 words left to say and that when the words end so does your life? Don’t rush answering. Give it some thought, see the gaps and reflect. In the end put your thoughts down on paper and you’ll discover how different your words will be.
You will find as you look back upon your life the the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. Because when you use your life in any way that makes another person’s life better, you feel most alive.
You do not need to be perfect. You do not need infinite wisdom. You do not need endless patience and humility. You do have to be a saint. – You only have to want to live a life that’s full and true. To rise up, to greet your own unique destiny.
People talk about global warming, but what really should heat up is NOT the increase of Earth’s average surface temperature, but our hearts. Because as long as our first priority is Christ and the love for one another than no one would ever live or speak a word in vain.
Remember, the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. What is your heart full of?