So the other night I got into it with my brother (mind you he’s younger but bigger than me). If it wasn’t for his pregnant wife and my youngest brother, we would’ve had a full on WWE match live in our house. There was yelling on my corner, cursing on his corner, my cousin crying “STOP ! STOP IT !” from the pantry and you know how this whole thing started? One word, shut-up, was all it took for me to set my brother off.
The power of the spoken word is something we all take for granted. It can either bring peace or war, stir up love or anger, give out happiness or sadness. What you say to people really has an effect on their behavior and how they perceive you.
A gentle response defuses anger, but a sharp tongue kindles a temper-fire.(Proverbs 15:1 MSG)
Even the Bible talks about how a tongue can fuel the flame of anyone’s temper. In the book of James, it says the tongue is a killer. Imagine how many rumors you’ve heard about you and how much they affect you. It affects people enough to make them want to post statuses on Facebook or to tweet about it.
You literally have the power in your tongue. It’s up to you how to use your words. Try saying something positive to someone consistently and see the difference it’ll make in their life and in yours.