Thursday, May 9, 2013

Words Stick

You may not remember my name or where you read the words I write, but you will remember the words...because they stick.

Words are with us forever. Good and bad.

Thought provoking and heart breaking.

They will build you up or tear you down.

Most of the time, I'm not sure who said what or where I read a sentence from, but I remember the words.

The words stick in my memory like a sticky note on my brain.

My words may not be very profound at times, but sometimes they will catch you right where you are... unexpectedly.

I pray and pour over each one, hoping they come out just right. Say and impact what I intend. Sometimes you take my words and come out with a completely different meaning and that's ok. Words stir us in different ways.

They tell us a story and take us to faraway lands. Make us forget and help us remember.

Words Stick.

Maybe that's why we have the Bible, God knew His word would stick in our hearts and minds if it was read.

God says His word is powerful and alive and won't return void. So even if we read with no intention of doing, those words are now stuck somewhere in our mind forever. Waiting for the day to rise up and make their presence known

Words Stick.

Here today and gone tomorrow. But words will remain forever.

How you choose to use those words are up to you; you can be careless or brilliant.

They can take you from the highest high to the lowest low, because they stick and never leave you.

God knew what he was doing when he warned us several times to watch our tongues. The tongue and heart when working together without wisdom will do damage that can't be reversed.

Words Stick.

Words spill out like vomit, try taking that back in. You can't. What will you do with those words today?

Someone in your life needs some life giving words-right now.

The labels we wear from the words spoken into us forever mark us...if we let them.

Speak truth, know the truth. Live the truth.

Words Stick.

"I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood" Audre Lorde

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7 comments :

  1. Alecia, Great post. This is truly something we all need to remember because words really do stick. Mean words were said to me many, many years ago and I still need to remind myself that the words were not truth.
    "Do everything in love." - 1 Corinthians 16:14.
    Blessings to you.

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  2. yes. The Word sticks, doesn't it?
    verses i didn't even know i knew come to me at the most *seemingly* random times and i know they are words sown by the Master Gardener.
    they stick in and they take root and they never come back void. amen.

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  3. Do you know how many times in a day I remind my kids, 'there is life or death in the tongue', or 'the tongue is like a sword, use it wisely'. WORDS stick, yes!

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  4. Right on. Blessings to you. Words do stick - and I hope you know that you are a writer. Following you from Tell his Story.
    Blessings,
    Janis www.janiscox.com

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    1. Thank you Janis, that really blessed me this morning.

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  5. This is so true. Words do stick. You can hear them long after... repeating in your head. Let's all be conscious of what we say.
    Blessings,
    Janis www.janiscox.com

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