LLet Me Ask You A Question – 3/28/17

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My post this morning deals with complaining and how I don’t like to listen to people who constantly complain.  Please take time to contemplate your answer before answering…

Let me ask you a question:

Do you believe (or realize) that the words you say have power in your life?  

 

55 thoughts on “LLet Me Ask You A Question – 3/28/17

  1. Absolutely! We never know how deep or for how long our words are going to land on someone. Also, we never know who is related or knows who, so beware of gossiping in public, you never know who will over hear your comments.

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  2. Of course they do. We are the stories we tell of ourselves, whether to others, or only in the privacy of our inner monologue. For example, one of my on-line friends posted just yesterday about the difference between, “I have to _____.” and “I get to ____.” on how we feel about the activity in question.

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  3. Absolutely 100%!!! I have had this discussion with my 14 yr old son because like most teenagers he doesn’t think before he speaks. I try to make him understand the impact of what he says has.

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  4. Yes I do, I try to see the bright side of most things and not say the first words that come out my mouth as you never know what a person day is like and how they are going to handle a criticism or an “point of view” from my or your words.. you are not the only person interacting with people and your perspective is just that “your perceptive” and sometimes you need to realize that before you take on the world, family, friends or associates with it..

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  5. Life is made up of negatives and positives. If you go into a situation with negativity in your mind, you’re going to see the negative side of everything, the reverse is also true. It doesn’t mean that if you’re being positive, there is no negativity around you. It’s just not as evident and won’t impact you as much. Bruce Lee has a great quote about the effects of negativity on creativity, but I can’t remember exactly how it goes or look it up at the moment.

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  6. Absolutely! James says “but no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we blessed our God and father, and with it we cursed men, who have been made in the similtude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brother in, these things are not to be so Does a spring send forth freshwater and bitter from the same opening? Can a fig tree, my brother, bear olives, or a great fine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh.”
    My prayer is that I will “let no corrupt word proceed out of my mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” And “let the words of my mouth and meditation of my heart, be pleasing and acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.”
    Do I always talk in that manner? No, but that is my standard and I try to be very aware of when it does happen, so I can ask for forgiveness from the person that I have spoken unjustly to.

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  7. If someone isn’t aware of the power of negative words….just spend 10 minutes in the company of a complainer. You will walk away feeling weaker…feeling down…feeling negative. The energy associated with negative talk whether self or from someone else can’t be dismissed. We’ve all experienced it.

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  8. Absolutely! So much, actually. To a certain extent they can actually create the reality we find ourselves in. Its important to be mindful and supportive in our speech, always speaking in a way which positively serves both others and ourselves.

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  9. Definitely! I have been working on my tongue for a while now and it is still a work in progress. I am thankful that God has helped me in this struggle but I know it is still matured and is grown in a more positive direction. Six years ago I did what was supposed to be a 40 day fast of the tongue. In this fast I was not allowed to say anything negative, insulting or complaining. Every time I spoke negatively I had to start again. I even kept a journal to keep myself accountable. It took effort every day and over 80 days of start over and over again before I was able to successfully complete 40 days without speaking negatively. This was a good lesson in the power of the tongue and there have been days I think about doing this again because it is so easy to fall back into being negative and complaining which is something I really don’t want to be. Good question!

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      • My daughter was a teenager at the time getting into all kinds of trouble with the help of my stepmother and one day she came home from a visit with her and I was laid up in pain and she immediately started provoking me. Between the pain and the disrespect I lost it and began screaming every foul word until I heard the words coming out of my own mouth. I realized that I had become my father and stepmother and that every word they had ever spoken over me was now pouring out of my own mouth. I knew right then I needed help and needed to learn to tame my own tongue. I figured I had fasted in the past from talking on the phone or communicating on the Internet that it was time to try a new fast.

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      • Don’t we all complain? I’m sure you have complained about slow internet speeds or something silly that someone overseas would judge you for doing. Someone who is living in a mud hut with dirty drinking water and little food would be incredibly grateful to have slow internet speeds. lol

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      • We all do complain. But there is a difference between complaining all the time and just complaining when there is actually an issue.
        And I may complain for a slow speed only if its for a prolonged period of time. But not every time I am working over internet.. 😀
        Patience is the key. Is it not?
        And then a complaint may not always be about something as mere as a slow internet speed but the supply of dirty drinking water. Should I sit back and have that water and not complain??

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  10. That’s probably why I write books. There are so many powerful words that I want to get down on paper. Words are amazing. They can be artistic, encouraging, and loving. They can also be hurtful, ugly, and damaging. It’s all in how you string them together.

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  11. Absolutely! A small example … when I wake up in the morning, there are two choices. I can either give in to the fact that I am tired, finding breathing difficult, have a whole day’s work ahead of me, and say, “Damn, I’m so tired”. Else I can say to myself, “Another day … suck it up, body … I’m gonna BOUNCE right out of this bed!” Which choice I make colours the rest of my day. It took me decades to learn this, but it is definitely so.

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