The words we speak are full of energy and will prompt a response in those who hear them. I've heard it said that choice of words and tone of voice make all the difference in the response we get from others. Here are the words from a song I heard on the radio by Hawk Nelson. The name of the song is "Words".
They've made me feel like a prisoner
They've made me feel set free
They've made me feel like a criminal
They've made me feel like a king
They've lifted my heart to places I've never been
And they've dragged me down
Back to where I began
Words can build you up
Words can break you down
Start a fire in your heart
Put it out again.
The remainder of the song is a prayer of desire to bless others with words that are spoken. What if we all were determined to speak things in kindness. It would require speaking less because we couldn't just blurt what pops into our heads.
Good lesson. Think first, then speak.