Why we should choose our words carefully?
There are two concepts I want to use to lay the foundation for my reasoning around why words are powerful.
We are all part of this universe, bound by the laws of physics. Space and time et. al. Law of conservation of energy states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. It can change from one form to another.
When we use words we are trying to communicate something. We have an intention behind what we are trying to communicate. When we choose to use words to communicate, we produce energy in the form of sound. Our intentions direct our efforts to generate the sounds we do to communicate with each other and our spoken words are embedded with our intentions permanently. Words once uttered cannot be taken back.
Now while sound energy will change form and transform into some other form of energy. The intention attached to the sound energy will never change once we have uttered those words. We are all individuals and each of us is unique. The intentions attached to our words are our own unique signatures and once they are uttered, they are permanent.
Now if we apply that line of reasoning to the word, that is why the word of God is so powerful, potent and eternal. God’s intention is our salvation. His intention was immortalized in his word which was given to the prophets and passed down to us from generation to generation. This is why the word of God can wreck your heart and can give you hope and pick you up when you are down and lost. I cannot think of a better demonstration of the power of words.
History is a witness to many a feats achieved by the power that words hold. They can leads crowds into a frenzied rampage, and they can make an army surrender or will an army to destroy an impossible enemy, or die trying.
The words we use can change our destiny and the world around us. We can build people up with our words, or destroy them with our words. It’s all about our intentions in the end.
This is why I believe Words are powerful. We should choose to use them carefully.