“For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Based on personal experience, I believe in the power of words, yet time and time again I fail to be vigilant about the words I say.
Once upon a time, my favorite “buzz”word was “kick.” Everything, from a person to an experience, good or bad was, in my opinion, a “real kick.”
Then came the day when those “kicks” came back to roost when I got kicked by a horse and suffered a severe leg injury. It took nearly a year to recover from that “kick” and, no, it wasn’t fun!
Then, I came to my senses and realized that words, at least for me, were powerful, so I took charge. I changed my words. I declared myself a “winner” and “so very blessed.”
For six months, I chose loving, positive words and only words I wanted to experience for myself or others. I told myself I was a “winner.” I was “blessed” and life was a “glorious, fun adventure.”
In short order, my words bore fruit when my husband and I WON a brand new car! The world bore witness to the power of my words.
My life went from being a painful “kick” to being blessed and beautiful.
Yet even after this powerful demonstration of the power of words, I got careless. I succumbed to the world news and all the fear-mongering of the press and media.
My words changed from loving and blessing to words of fear – “unemployment,” “recession,” “hard times,” “no money,” “I’m so fat” – and those things have also manifested for me.
Truly, my world has readily reflected my words.
Fortunately, each new day I have the opportunity to choose again what I believe in – fear or love.
And so do you. Have you paid attention to your words lately?
I’d humbly suggest you choose them carefully. You just might be writing your own life script!
For those who are interested, here are some facts about the world in 1983 when unemployment was even higher than it is today:
When we won our new car in early 1983, the unemployment rate was 10.4% with over 2,200,000 people looking for work. Unemployment was higher then than in 2008 or any year since.
The USSR and the USA were conducting underground nuclear tests every 2-3 months. The PLO was causing havoc in the Middle East. Israel and Lebanon were at war.
Pope John Paul II wasn’t a saint yet and Ronald Reagan was enjoying his biggest acting job of all as President of the United States.
The world was in turmoil then as it is now.