Cursing and The Power of Our Words

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“For the word of God is alive and powerful.  It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow.  It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.”

Hebrews 4:12

How true it is that what is in your heart comes through in your words and tone.  When you are happy people can tell in the excitement in your voice.  As the same is true when you are upset.  Be slow to speak and maintain your composure by keeping your emotions in check.  Oh how I have been tested in this area in the month of February in the area of my children! Some times in the crazy moments of uncontrollable circumstances and tantrums it is easy to give way to your emotions.  I refuse to believe the lies of the enemy that I am alone in this area of struggle.  What is TRUTH is that your words greatly influence the person you are interacting with.  Kind words have the power to release the potential in the person you are interacting with.  Let me put it another way… When someone has a response you do not appreciate, it may be time to take a step back and evaluate how you are talking to them and the tone you are using.  You have a responsibility not only to yourself to maintain your emotions and thoughts, but a responsibility to the person you are interacting with to help bring out the best in their hearts.

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

Proverbs 15:1

“But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.”

Matthew 15:18

This verse from Matthew hit me hard as I was praying over writing this post.  What is in your heart shows your true character.  I know the desires of my heart and what has come from my mouth, whether it be words of anger, despair, or curse words, I can tell you is certainly not an accurate picture of the desires of my heart.  As Christians, we are told to turn away from worldly things and to not look like the world.  That does not mean we are not permitted to be upset about situations.  However, that does mean we should hold ourselves to a higher standard when it comes to handling frustrations.  Cursing does not change a situation and does not set you apart from the world.

“Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.”

Ephesians 4:29

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. “

Romans 12:2

When the desires of your heart do not match the words coming out of your mouth it is time to get down on our knees and turn our faces to the Lord.  When the enemy knows our desires he will do everything in his power to steal, kill, and destroy that potential from us.  BUT we know that the enemy has already been defeated and holds no true power in our lives.

Heavenly Father, I pray to you with an open heart for all who seek you to realize the power of our words and emotions.  Let us set our eyes upon you and lose focus on our earthly woes that bring us down or get us distracted from your purpose, which is to love one another.  Give us a new heart towards people, especially those in our families who see our good, our bad, and our ugly.  Amen!

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