Word to the Wise – Words are Powerful! When I think of words, I think of Power.
John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” The power of words began when God spoke the world into being with the power of His words. Look at the whole creation process…He created all from nothing by speaking it into existence.
That is power!
In the creation process, it is only man that He gave the power to use words. It is also through words that He communicates with us. John 1:14 says, “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.”The power of the word was meant for good.
So why do we choose to misuse our most powerful asset?
Our society has become conditioned to talk about problems and misfortunes. Those problems and misfortunes that we speak are also from our own interpretation and perspective of events that have occurred. When we talk this way, we are putting those same negative thoughts out there to become a reality. You are influencing others around you with the words you say.
Are you speaking life or death into others?
We must choose our words wisely. Practice self- awareness over the words we use to describe ourself and life. God created the universe, but He also gave us the free will to create our universe. As creator of our own universe, what we say goes. Create a reality that is good!
Do you want your universe to be positive or negative?
With words, God created us in His image. God is the great I Am. When we utter the words “I am,” what are we following up that statement with? How we end that sentence defines who we are to ourself and everyone around us.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says, “Do you know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.”
So, choose words bravely, consciously and lovingly. Always speak from a place of love; for yourself, for your life and for others. Your words equal your world and the world of those you influence, they are powerful, so use them wisely.
Women of Faith Ambassadors will be digging into this topic deeper in the month of July. I encourage you to sign up to be a Women of Faith Ambassador so you can join us on this journey! We would love to have you walking beside us as we encourage and equip women to grow in their spiritual strength, life leadership and real relationships. You can learn more about being a Women of Faith Ambassador by clicking here.
Laura Pedersen is a Voice with Women of Faith and assists with the Women of Faith Ambassador program. She is also a John Maxwell certified speaker and coach who has worked over 25 years in the field of human resources, organizational, and leadership training and development. Laura is also an interior decorator and owns a window covering business called Gotcha Covered of Siouxland.
After losing her youngest sister, Sara, Laura and her family were blessed with the release of Sara’s book, Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts. The book is a compilation of Sara’s God inspired message of Choose Joy. Laura is the president of the Choose Joy Foundation, which was established in Sara’s memory.
As a speaker, Laura shares Sara’s legacy along with sharing her own life journey through divorce, loss, and breast cancer. Laura’s message focuses on how the choices we make can transform our life.
Laura lives in Sioux City, IA with her husband Jeff. They have 3 married children and are blessed with 6 grandchildren. In their spare time they love to travel to North Carolina and Texas to visit family.