“There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.” ― Diane Setterfield
Sister Copeland’s devotion yesterday reads “You will constantly be stressed out if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is being able to sit back and observe, to use logic. How is what’s being said going to affect me? If you let words control you, you give power to the people uttering them. Sometimes you just have to pause, breathe and let things pass.”
I agree with the devotion even though sometimes it is difficult when our human nature raises its head. Emotions have power when we allow them to dictate our responses without putting any thought into our words. Maturity in the Word of God makes us better equipped to keep our emotions on a spiritual leash and not allow our words to cause us to sin against God.
Few words speak volume.” – Tangie T. Woods
We must control our emotions before they control us. — Tangie T. Woods
Perhaps we all have said something we later regretted. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” (Proverb 18:21)
In James 3:8, we know the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. It takes the One Living God to help us keep our words under subjection.”