The Power of Your Words
Consider this: every time you speak an unkind word to someone, you are pushing a seed of discouragement into their heart. On the other hand, every time you speak a loving word to someone, you are pushing a seed of encouragement into their heart.
One of the most powerful ways you sow into someone else’s life is through words. Your words can carry the potential for good or the potential for harm. It is commonly said that, “Stick and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Nothing is further from the truth.
You may be thinking that the person who sows pain through their words never seems to reap the same pain back. It seems that hard-hearted people are resistant to pain and insensitive people are too clueless to feel hurt by anyone. That is simply a façade they want you to believe.
Everyone feels pain when they are hurt. Your challenge is this: do not return evil for evil but instead sow forgiveness and kindness so that instead of reaping bitterness, you will reap a peaceful heart. The person who speaks evil will reap misery, whether you see it or not.
You decide what you want to reap, and then sow that into the other person whether they deserve it or not. Now here’s a saying that is true: “Your words create worlds.”