When you think of power, I’m sure the first thing that comes to mind is not words. Our words possess so much power, more then we could ever imagine. The phrase “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” I have never liked, because it is far from the truth. Words do hurt, but they can also heal. The words we speak can have a huge impact on people’s lives, so this is something we need to take into consideration. If they can make such a big impact wouldn’t you want it to be a good one?
Now, we all aren’t perfect and I know we all say things that we don’t mean. The great thing is that for the harmful words that we may say, there are words such as “sorry” that can help mend the brokenness. However, with that being said, we shouldn’t be having to apologize constantly for harmful things we are saying to others, but instead using our words to build others up. Have power over your words, don’t let your words have power over you.
One of my favorite verses in the Bible is, “Kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul.”-Proverbs 16:24
I have always loved this verse, because kindness is so very important. People are battling things everyday such as loss, depression, and all kinds of other demons that we may never see, but a simple act of kindness could make their day. You truly never know what someone is going through, so be kind and show them the light in the darkness. Being kind is not always going to be easy, but it is so worth it. Seeing the true joy spread across someones face is one of the most amazing feelings. Acts of kindness wether they are simple or extravagant can make a world of difference.
Being a kind person will bring so many blessings into your life. However, when you are a light for God’s kingdom others are going to notice that, and some will be willing to help that light shine brighter and others sadly will try to dim it. The kindness you give, you will not always receive back and that is okay. There are countless stories in the Bible where Jesus could have said something unkind to those who spoke of Him badly, but what did He do instead? He showed them love and kindness! I encourage you in everything you do, to be kind. The situation may not always be easy, but just remember that you never know what someone else is battling. Be a light for them, and show them that there are still kind people in this world. If you are a kind person, you will attract other kind people into your life and that is just what you need! I love the saying “Kind people are my kinda people”, because it is so true. Surround yourself with people that will uplift you and help your light shine even brighter.
“You manifest yourself as kindness in all you do.” -Psalm 145:13