Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Words Matter

This song is one of my favorites right now.
The first time I heard it tears came to my eyes because it's completely true.
How often have I had words build me up or put me down?
How often have words encouraged and empowered me?
How often have words left me feeling hurt and broken?
How often have I spoken words that did the same?
Now, I know that all my readers aren't Christians.
By no means does every single person who reads my blog have to be a Christian.
I'm sharing this song not just because it speaks truth to me,
but it also made me think of the blogging world.

Words are a powerful thing.
It seems to me that people don't always get that concept.
People don't always seem to believe that there is so much power behind words.
I know there have been times where I've gotten mean comments thrown my way.
I remember the first time someone left a mean comment on my blog,
telling me I was fat, 4 months after I had my son.
I was horrified and thought about giving up blogging all together.
Silly, I know, but it hurt.
That's the thing, words can hurt so much more than anything else.
They can stick with us forever.

I don't know why people think it's okay to leave nasty comments.
Honestly, I believe that they probably had harsh words spoken to them.
They are hurt, they are broken. The list could go on and on.
Hurting people hurt people.
Broken people break people.
We've all done it, I'm positive of that.
All this to say, I'm sorry if you've gotten nasty comments on your blog.
I'm sorry if words hurt you so much that you feel crushed.
I truly am sorry because I know they can hurt you and stay with you,
even if you don't want them to.

Please people, think about your words before you put them out there.
Ask yourself if the words you are speaking are uplifting or damaging.
I know I need to do this in areas of my own life!

Happy Wednesday!

1 comment:

  1. I love that song too! Over the past few months I've really had my eyes opened to how powerful words are.


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