I guess there really is truth in the saying, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.” (Film: Bambi 1942)
Sometimes we can trap ourselves in our own worlds, living in a cave that we have perfectly carved out of miserable words, with an overlying thickness of shadow covered by an ever-dimming light because of what we say.
What we say is linked to what we think, what we believe and many times become our actions. What we believe about ourselves, others, our lives, our situations and circumstances; ultimately the world we live in. Often times when things don’t go or appear to be what we think they should be, we can tend to become, shall I say, a little loose with our mouths – the tongue is no longer bridled.
The build-up of these unexpressed emotions and thoughts can potentially over-boil and explode into some quite toxic – our lives become a hollow shell and far from that which they were created for – fullness and life!
We are very familiar with being told that we need to handle our emotions and not let them reign over us. We are so familiar with this that it has become quite cliché, however, we not only need to have a healthy balance of emotions but need to know when and when not to speak too.
This doesn’t mean that we completely shut down and become a robot nation, droned into the world’s systems without brain activity or heart. It means that we need to be careful about what and how we do and do not say things.
We have the power to create life with what we speak (life and death is in the power of our tongue – Proverbs 18:21). Be honest with yourself about what you believe about you and everything pertaining to your world.
The last thing we want to do is create collateral damage. Don’t speak death over yourself and anything in your life because of what you believe, currently see or because life is throwing curve balls at you which can at times knock what we believe.
Your life is precious. Take care of your mind, body, soul and spirit. Have a think about what you believe and keep believing it (re-check and challenge if need be, and then adjust), but also make sure you check what you don’t believe and SPEAK LIFE over it and not death – take action to change it.
Again, I guess there really is truth in the saying, ‘if you have nothing nice to say then don’t say anything at all.’ Don’t let your beliefs slip and ultimately cause you to lose life. Treasure your life because it is precious. Know when to speak and know when to internally speak to yourself until you believe that which is genuinely true and positive.