Have you ever heard the old saying “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?”
I do not know who started that statement, but they must have never been insulted with some hurtful words, like saying hay fatso to a person who is overweight. This topic is about how can words hurt people?
Words hurt mentally but it is the same as if someone physically hit you. Some people say hurtful words to you because they are angry at you or someone else and/or without thinking what they are saying. When someone says hurtful words to you, do not say hurtful words back to them, because then you will have two people hurting and angry at each other.
In the Bible, it states that if you do not have some kind words to say to/about someone, then do not say anything at all. Jesus knew how to get along with everyone and wants us to do the same. If everyone would try to get along with each other this would be a beautiful and different world.
When I get angry at someone, I sometimes say hurtful words to them, and I know this is not right. I am working hard to get rid of that nasty attitude because I know better, and Jesus gets upset with me when I do it. It would be a little different if I did not know I was hurting people.
I have seen people get hurt so bad when someone says hurtful words to them that they start crying and you can see their pain when you look into their eyes. Most people who have studied religion know that words have the power of life and death, so why wouldn’t words hurt.
You can also cause yourself some grief by saying hurtful things to others. You could lose your position on your job or get demoted or even worse get fired. And the sad part about it is God hears every word you say, and he has his own kind of punishment.
Racist people are unable to think before they speak, so most of all the words they say to someone they do not like are filled with hate and are very hurtful. While God doesn’t hate racist people, he is not delighted in what they say and do, but they believe he is.
Married couples can really hurt each other with words, especially if they love each other. Remember the old song “You only hurt the one you love”. It is easy to hurt the one who loves you because they cannot believe you would say hurtful things to them if you really loved them.
Hurtful words can really damage your mental, spiritual, and even your physical wellbeing. The human soul (spirit) is best designed to respond to kind up-lifting words. Some people will be able to accept unkind words and actions better than others.
I have said unkind words to people in the past, and sometimes I have to catch myself before I say something insulting to someone today. If you are used to saying unkind words to people like I was, it takes time and practice to get rid of that attitude.
We have from the time we are born until we die, to prepare our soul (spirit) to live in an environment where it is very difficult to live with an unclean soul (spirit). Everyone’s soul (spirit) is going to have to live there eventually, the problem is can your soul (spirit), live in a spirit world in peace and harmony because the worldly world will no longer exist.
Saying kind words to people is the way to go, and if you do it enough you will start looking for an opportunity to do so. And not to mention people will start saying all sorts of nice and kind things about you, which will make you feel better.
by: Nadia S. | Image: | Pixabay