Your Words Have Meaning

By Serenity Beaumont, Spiritual Life Junior Division Head

What was the first thing you said this morning? Or what was the first thing you said to your mother or your annoying sibling? You probably don’t remember. This is because we say over 10,000 words a day, and we obviously don’t have the superpower to remember everything we say. We take the power of words and what we say for granted because words are always at our disposal. But believe it or not, the words that we say every day have meaning and have the power to change circumstances and potentially people’s lives.

In Proverbs 18:21 it says, “The tongue has the power of life and death”. Now, this verse doesn’t mean that if you say to someone, “die” it will happen. That’s not what the verse is saying at all. But this verse implies that our words and what we say have immense power. If you’re hoping for a good grade on a specific test but keep saying that you’re not smart, don’t expect to get a good grade. Instead, tell yourself you are smart and really believe that then you will get what you say. This is also why we should really catch ourselves when we’re claiming bad things about ourselves. When we do this, we start to believe things that aren’t true. So I challenge you to always build yourselves up and to say encouraging things about yourselves because you will start to see the good traits in you blossom. So start now! Think about how every word you say can impact other people, and how that can impact yourself. Remember, your words have power!