The Power of Words

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One of the scriptures in the Bible that is always stood out me it's Proverbs 18:21.  The New Living Translation phrases it like  this "The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. "  Isn't it interesting how the right or wrong words could make or break the moment? Even in this social media age there are many people who have lost their jobs or have impacted the ability to advance their careers based on a comment they made on Facebook or Twitter. Our own words can shape our world. When we are faced with life challenges often how we feel and react to the situation will impact the outcome. I remember when I was diagnosed with kidney failure. I felt overwhelmed and I could have had a negitive outlook on life. If I would have taken that approach, I would not have done the necessary things to be able to be on the transplant list and hopefully be a recipient of a kidney in the future. I followed the doctor's orders. I chose to speak positively about the situation and to have a positive mindset. I prayed and put my trust in God. God has used this situation to bring me closer to him and surrounded me with people in my life that have encouraged me through this difficult time.  I encourage you to never take for granted the words that you say because what you say could either hurt or help you.