Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21
Words are so often used as weapons. I believe that words used by bullies and abusers carry with them a pain that lasts longer then that of physical abuse.
I have recently started a YouTube channel. For most it would be no big deal but for me it was a case of surrendering all my insecurities to God.
As an adult I can still remember some of the cruel things my mother said that were stinging to my soul.
When I was about five or six years old we were shopping in a department store when one of my mothers friends saw her. Evidently they had lost contact after high school. The woman said to my mother, “What a pretty little girl you have!” My mother answered, “Well she’s not pretty but she is a sweet little girl.”
Those words, and many others, she said led to a lifetime of low self esteem caused by her words. Later on I married a man who was extremely verbally abusive, often making fun of me in front of others.
Recently I saw online a woman who told the story of how she escaped domestic violence. She may have escaped physical abuse but the man she is married to now is verbally abusive.
The basis of most of our insecurities start in childhood where people, who haven’t submitted their tongues to Jesus, are used by Satan to destroy our potential. We often marry abusive people because it feels comfortable to us because of what we have put up with our whole life.
Starting that YouTube channel was hard. It’s not like a selfie that you can photoshop. What you are is what people see. When God directed me to start the channel I wrestled with it because of insecurities about my looks. Finally I realized that if it is for the glory of God it will be taken care of by God. Truthfully it has been so freeing to finally let people see the real me!
Watch the words you use. Are we building people up or tearing them down with our tongues. Pray for God to tame your tongue around your children. Are you blessing them or are you cursing them. What you say is what you get. Don’t allow anyone to speak death in the life of your child.
In His Unconditional Love,
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