The Danger, Beauty, and Power of Words we use in the World

Our words have limitless power. They can uplift or put down, encourage or discourage, and create or destroy. 

In the Old Testament, Genesis, chapter one, verse three, we see that God Himself used words to create:

“And God said, Let there be light; and there was light.”

Now I’d like to bring attention to verse four:

“And God saw the light, that it was good…”

My question is, can we all look at the results of our own words and deem them good? {Ponder on this question before you move on}

The Danger, Beauty, and Power of Words we use in the World

Dr. Masaru Emoto, an esteemed and accomplished researcher and entrepreneur, has suggested that drops of water respond to our energy. 

He conducted an experiment to prove this theory, and the results were astonishing! After “giving good words, playing good music, and showing, playing, or offering pure prayer to water”, freezing the water, and observing it with a microscope, the scientists discovered breathtaking crystals had formed. When the water was given depressing and negative feedback, ugly formations appeared under the microscope. 

This was the outcome for mere drops of water. Can you imagine the impact of words on human beings like you and me, who live, think, and breathe? Also, consider this: as humans, almost every part of our body is made up of water; even our bones! YIKES!!!

The Webster’s New World Thesaurus explains a word to be “a unit of expression.” As of 2009, we have over one million words in the English language alone! With so many words to pick and choose from, why use negative expressions? 

Your words represent:

  1. Who you are
  2. How you live, and
  3. What you stand for

The words you use can either tell people you are a bright, wise, intelligent person, or your words could tell them otherwise. 

Ephesians 4-29

When you choose to use less-than-great words, you put yourself on a lower level. This can make our words quite dangerous. You also put other people on a lower level. Did you know that your words (if accepted) can create beliefs in another person’s mind? In the book, “The Four Agreements”, Don Miguel Ruiz tells a story about a little girl who loved to sing. One day, she was happily singing when her mother came home, exhausted and tired, with a pounding headache. The daughter’s singing made the headache worse, and mom just wanted peace and quiet. Finally, she couldn’t stand it. “Silence! You have such an ugly voice!” she screamed. The little girl never sang again because of her mom’s hurtful words.   

Ephesians, chapter four, verse twenty-nine says:

“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good.”

Clean, uplifting, wholesome language and words will influence others and keep a good energy and spirit with you. (I call this the Holy Ghost.)

Since in our generation, there are so many different types of communication, we need to be careful and wise. I will be starting a series called “Words Matter” covering ways of speech, such as complaining, sarcasm, and gossip, among others. (You can stay tuned by subscribing.)

Your words are your power. How will you use them? Tell me in the comments below. I’d love, love, LOVE to hear from you!


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