Speak Life

I had an epiphany the other day. What if everything we said today became true? That’s pretty daunting. How about everything we have every said and will ever say for the rest of our lives?

There are many Scriptural passages about resisting the urge to speak evil, and instead, speaking life. We need to speak life. We can lift people up with our words, or we can tear them down. What will you choose?

17 thoughts on “Speak Life”

  1. Yep, I am the worst at Speaking Life to others. But God has been merciful to me by showing me this flaw of mine so that I now can repent from it.

    “And I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” Matthew 12:36

    “With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.” James 3:9-10

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    1. Hey Iman,

      It’s good to hear that God has been speaking to your heart.
      Great verses. I think people underestimate the power that their words hold. A sentence can literally make or break a life.

      Btw, I sent you an email.

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  2. I agree. I’ve found in my own life, that speaking only what is life-giving, and holding back saying things that are untrue or unkind, benefits me and my relationships in the long run. 😊 Thanks for bringing light to this issue.

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  3. I can be pretty bad at speaking about life. I’m working on it, because it truly positively impacts my relationships with others, especially with my family(I don’t really struggle with this when I am with my friends because I am more self aware around them oddly enough).

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    1. You’re right, I think it is easier with friends, because we are more self-conscience around them.
      I mean, if your friends treated you the way your siblings sometimes do, would you be friends with your friends much longer?
      It’s a pretty enlightening distinction.

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      1. It does, but it’s not so much forgiveness as it a lack of respect.
        You’d be more hurt by the things your siblings said if you respected them more.
        And your siblings would be more hurt by the things you said if they respected you more.

        And why isn’t there that level of respect? Perhaps because of the lack of consideration in the things you’ve said.
        It’s really quite a dilemma.

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      2. Yeah, that is also good point. Yup there are a lot of different points that come with a lot of sub points when it comes with this topic. Moral of the story is to try to respect your siblings more, and to treat them the way you want to be treated regardless of how they are treating you. Basically check your actions toward them. But also to be able to stand your ground to let them know in a kind but firm manner that what they are doing is not right, when they are out of line towards you and others.

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