When I was growing up we use to say to someone who was calling us names, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me.”
What a lie!
Words are the most powerful weapon we possess. There is life and death in the power of the tongue! (See Proverbs 18:21) The words we speak become our mindset.
Our mindset forms what we believe and what we believe creates the framework we build our life around — whether positive or negative, true or false. Think about the false statement I opened with and the mindset it produces. It says when people say mean and hurtful things to us, it is harmless. When in reality, hurtful words can cause emotional damage to our souls. And as we know our physical health is dependent on the health of our soul.
How do we change our mindset?