Speak Life

Raise Your Words

Point to Ponder:
Imagine a world where the words you speak appear on your skin.
Would you be more careful of what you say?

by Neissa Brown Springmann

by Neissa Brown Springmann

I’ve heard the song “Speak Life” hundreds of times on the radio, but last week its words pierced my heart more than ever before. I suppose I was feeling exceptionally vulnerable and likely powerless, which must have been why my eyes welled up with tears and I was given hope at the same time. More than anything, the song reminded me of the power of my words and forced me to look inward and analyze the words I speak to and about any and everyone, including myself and people I don’t even personally know but have an opinion about. What’s that all about?!Β Ultimately I determined that my words and tone are power, and they are either speaking life into someone or taking heartbeats away.

Also, you know how sometimes we’ll say more hurtful things to the people we love most or participate in gossip as long as it’s with trusted friends? While “quote shopping” I ran across the following question that brought me to my knees in shame and for forgiveness: “Imagine a world where the words you speak appear on your skin. Would you be more careful of what you say?”

Moving forward, this is absolutely going to be one of the ways I choose to consider my words. If they aren’t kind and life-giving enough to be tattooed all over my body for the world to see and read, then I don’t need to be speaking them.

And so, not only do I invite you to read the song lyrics and watch the video below, but if like me you believe that words are power and you want to be a positive and life-giving force, I also encourage you to join me this week in our self-improvement series by only speaking uplifting words. And, like we’ve always been taught, if we don’t have anything nice to say then we don’t need to say it at all- even if they’re spoken “in confidence” or in the privacy of our own home. They all have power. Just imagine if we all only spoke life?! The outcome would repair damaged relationships, heal hearts and I think, change the world.

“Speak Life”

Some days, life feels perfect.
Other days it just ain’t workin.
The good, the bad, the right, the wrong
And everything in between.

Though it’s crazy, amazing
We can turn a heart with the words we say.
Mountains crumble with every syllable.
Hope can live or die

So speak Life, speak Life.
To the deadest darkest night.
Speak life, speak Life.
When the sun won’t shine and you don’t know why.
Look into the eyes of the brokenhearted;
Watch them come alive as soon as you speak hope,
You speak love, you speak…
You speak Life.

Some days the tongue gets twisted;
Other days my thoughts just fall apart.
I do, I don’t, I will, I won’t,
It’s like I’m drowning in the deep.

Well it’s crazy to imagine,
Words from our lips as the arms of compassion,
Mountains crumble with every syllable.
Hope can live or die.

Lift your head a little higher,
Spread the love like fire,
Hope will fall like rain,
When you speak life with the words you say.

Raise your thoughts a little higher,
Use your words to inspire,
Joy will fall like rain,
When you speak life with the things you say.

Lift your head a little higher,
Spread the love like fire,
Hope will fall like rain,
When you speak life with the words you say.

You speak Life….Some days life feels perfect.

Action Item:
Join me this week in our self-improvement series by only speaking uplifting words.

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