WORDS, PRICELESS POWER: JOSEPH AYENI
Words carry inestimable power. The ability to know this and find effective ways of putting words together is a great communication skill that needs honing because you’ll someday reap its true worth and value. When all else shall fail, only words will remain. Your word is you; by your words you shall be condemned; by same you shall be justified. If your thoughts become you, if they are inseparable from you, and if your words are your thoughts expressed, how powerful can your words be then?
The words we utter never go away. If this premise defines the Maker, same applies to the man that HE made in HIS own image. If the Word of God is God, then the word of Paul is Paul, just as the thought of Paul is Paul. Your word is you. In life, your words define you and stand for or against you.
The evidence that you are alive is that your words are being heard when you voice them but when you transit to another dimension or literally die, your words cease physically but they never go away.
If a man’s words can be recorded and played back, it’s only a replication of the spiritual. Recall the scripture says that men shall give account of every idle word they speak on the Day of Judgment? The question is: From where shall the words be found and used as witness against them? Aren’t they recorded somewhere in man’s archives within man?
Think deeply about this a while. The recorder is your own very spirit which is the candle of the Maker to search your bowel. I know you never thought of this. When a man dies, his spirit returns to its Source. Why? It’s the hard disk where all your activities since you were born are recorded. It’s like the Black Box of an aircraft which records and preserves the history of all activities on a flight.
We must check our thoughts; we must be careful what we say; we must process our thoughts before we utter them; we must think before we speak because, words, once spoken, can never be taken back.
How do you explain daily affirmations that men hold dear, repeatedly pronounce and work towards seeing physically manifest in their lives? It is the same with the negative. This is the reason we should speak blessings; not curses; because what you give comes back to you. That is who you are and it is only what you are and have that you give.
The power in words cannot be estimated. This present world was formed from nothing by the Word. The world and everything that is in it was spoken into existence. Ponder that a while. We must therefore be always careful of the words that we utter because whatever we say manifests. In due season, it will definitely come to pass.
I was involved in a car crash less than 48 hours after I made a negative statement in anger at home during a disagreement with my wife. As soon as the negative happened that very week, my words came back to me. I learned a very hard lesson about the power of words.
Be careful what you say but more importantly, you must watch what thoughts you are preoccupied with.
Again, there is the aspect of the all-important skill of effectively putting words together to achieve the envisaged impact on one’s audience [hearers/readers]. This skill needs to be honed and evaluated continuously; and the impact measured to ensure that expectations are truly met.
Read these words from Jim Rohn: “I wish for you a life of wealth, health and happiness; a life in which you give to yourself the gift of patience, the value of knowledge, and the influence of faith in your own ability to dream about and to achieve worthy rewards.”
These words, if well received into the womb of the spirit of those who read/hear them, should elicit specific response. The following thoughts may suffice:
· The essence of self-development
· The question of self-confidence and faith in one’s ability to achieve one’s dreams/desires
· The need to thirst for a totally balanced life
· The need to self-acquire essential values to achieve this balance.
· You may have more thoughts
Another carefully well-organized set of words is found in Apostle Peter’s epistolary: “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.” 1 Peter 5:10
A careful meditation on these words would spark different reactions in different persons who read/hear them. Not many would connect with the phrase “suffered a while” for the obvious reason that majority detest suffering; though suffering is indeed a prerequisite and preparation towards enduring success.
However, the informed mind which is indeed possessed by the virtuous Spirit is persuaded of the glad tidings laced in these words and the comfort they hold in moments of despair. Longsuffering is a fruit of the Intelligence and a virtuous soul craves more and more of it. It is the fruit of endurance and perseverance; the quality seen only in those who win and excel beyond ordinary levels.
Thus, words that are well-crafted and carefully chosen carry certain weight so that they find their way into the womb of the spirit [mind] of those who hear them to perform exactly that for which they are sent.
This position is incontrovertible!
Author: Joseph Ayeni