Monday, May 17, 2010

Do you Lift Up or Tear Down?

The Words You Speak Are Powerful!

Can you remember a time when someone said something to you that just devastated you? Do you still think about it? Can you think about kind words that were spoken or words of real encouragement from someone?

My guess is that you can think of both! I certainly do. I can't remember many things but words that were used to tear me down as well as words that were used to lift me up and edify me are foremost in my memory.

Today we will think about the questions asked and write a bit about it. Then we will put our pen down and ponder the words that we speak to others and words we speak about ourselves. Do we tear down or lift up. Do YOU want to be someones memory of being torn down? Write about what you are feeling while doing this prompt. Is there anyone you need to tell you are sorry. This can be healing no matter how long ago you spoke the words. Is there anyone that you need to confront about words that were spoken to you?

You are precious. There is only one you. You are here for a reason and today is the day to stop believing the lies that were spoken to you about yourself. You are valued by many. You are valued by me. You have no idea the amount of respect I have for you for being willing to look at not only the fun prompts, but also the hard ones, like this one. You have the power to uplift or tear down at the tip of your tongue. Today is the day to choose which one you really want to do.You are going to grow so much this year. You are loved. I promise!

Have a peace filled day!

Sending Love,


  1. authentic, self-examination is required for this believers transformation... knowing that i am, in the flesh, boldly direct, i have had to accept responsibility & accountability for the fruit of the words that spew forth...AND since i have experienced ungodly fruit, Galatians 5:16-21, that is why i embrace prayer & meditation & speaking His Word out loud, so that my words bear His fruit!
    Gal. 5:22-26 ... ALSO this came to mind, i had a fella tell me once that i was being negative toward someone when i suggested that they take aspirin instead of the tylenol that they usually took for headaches, since the tylenol hadn't helped in three days??? that struck me as overly sensitive to words, BUT on the other hand, some folks do respond in offense when a suggestion is made for improvement but all they are truly interested in is sympathy... it's a fine line sometimes...that is evidence that prayer & meditation are key! ;)

  2. Very deep theme. thanks Susan!