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Words; Poison or Fruit? You Decide!

Words; Poison or Fruit? You Decide!


So over the weekend, we ( hubby and I) were at a friend’s baby dedication. Myself and a few other ladies got talking and then one of the ladies mentioned something about how some people take “words” too seriously just before she landed I was like “Hol Up” 😂😂😂😂

Before I go on let me put this “CLAIMER” out here 😆 See, you cannot say any negative words around me even if it’s about yourself jokingly or otherwise. I will help you rebuke it straight away by saying the right words, and YES with me there’s no such thing as a Joke. Words are Words Period! And they produce fruits after its kind.

The truth is I wasn’t planning on sharing this particular gist before on the blog, cos I have shared it once on my Facebook page and got the highest number of repost on my page till date even from some very popular blogs. So I thought why share it again on the blog but after the conversation I had over the weekend I knew I needed to share it one more time for that one person that needs to start taking words seriously.

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If you take a close look at my legs, you would realize that I have some scars. Those scars was from a bike accident “I permitted”about 10 years ago, during my Diploma days in Olabisi Onabanjo University (OSU)

It happened on a Sunday Evening, it was a thanksgiving Sunday, was quite tired and  I was looking forward to getting back to my hostel to sleep. Waved a bike down, and then one of my very good brother asked that he take the bike instead. It was a Big No from me, knowing how difficult it usually is  getting a bike at that time and couldn’t just play sister “Nice” Then he jokingly said ” bike yen a Gbe e subu if you don’t let me go with it” (literally what that meant was you were going to fall off that bike). I gave those words little or no thought because I knew he didn’t mean it.

Words; Poison or Fruit? You Decide!

I got on the bike and about 150 meters into the journey, I was on the floor with the bike and bike man in the middle of the road, opposite direction of where we were headed; An accident had just occurred! Just as it was “jokingly spoken”, and the most interesting part was that, my friend had not moved from the spot where he jokingly said those words, He watched the accident happen. He felt really bad about what happened, He apologized over and over again, and we still ended up joking about the whole situation.

It could have been worse, but God prevented it so that I can learn some vital lessons about the Power of Words and off course be able to share some of the lessons with you today!

Lesson 1

Words ain’t eggs, they are SEEDS! once it’s sown it yields much fruits. What kind of seed are you sowing and allowing others sow into your life? Proverbs 12:6

Lesson 2

Silence indeed means consent! I had every right to have rebuked that statement, but I didn’t, why should I anyway? I knew he didn’t mean it. But, What I didn’t understand then was, once a word is spoken it is automatically sown, and if you don’t want to reap the fruit thereof, You need to sow a seed as well, by SPEAKING the kind of fruit you want to see. In my case I was silent and just waved it off, the seed did germinate and the scars still haven’t faded away after 10 years. What words are you allowing to just slide down all in the name of “it’s a Joke or he/she didn’t mean it”?

Words; Poison or Fruit? You Decide!

Lesson 3

When it comes to WORDS! There is no such thing as a Joke. Stop Joking with your Future! The world was framed by the WORD! every spoken word is Powerful, hence the need to watch what you say and what you allow to be said concerning your life. What are those things in your life that is looking Void and without Form?Speak the Word and watch it begin to take shape. Hebrew 11:3

Lesson 4

Parents, Please Shield your children! from people, Don’t just let people sow negative words into their lives, before it drops rebuke it! Shield your children from yourself! Stop speaking negative words out of frustration or anger, those words germinate and bear much more fruit. Let them know the Power their Words Carry and that any careless word they speak they and everyone of us would give an account of it on Judgement day. Matthew 12:36-37

Till my next post; Remember, your words carry amazing power.

P.S : Remember, sharing is caring! Please do share. This might be all a friend or family member needs to read today. Also don’t forget to drop a comment, would like to know your thoughts on this.

Words kill, Words give life; they’re either poison or fruit – You choose! Proverbs 18:21 

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  1. Niyi
    March 28, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Nice post Sis.
    Words are actually like magic. Just as the military term says, “obey the last order”. What you don’t challenge cannot be stopped. Once it’s spoken, it begins an act. Words are the most powerful force available for mankind to defeat any kind of situation. In Genesis, God spoke into the world and all that exist theiein with His word.
    “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but hard words stir up anger.”

    • Niyi
      March 28, 2017 at 7:48 am

      Proverbs 15:1

    • LaraTESHOLA
      March 28, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Thank You Bro for your contribution 😘 😘

  2. styledcolorfully
    March 29, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Hello dear
    Thank you for sharing this post.
    Yesterday someone actually called me a failure jokingly and I laughed it out
    But later came back to my senses and rebuked it but not in the persons presence.

    • LaraTESHOLA
      April 1, 2017 at 1:43 pm

      Hi dear, thank you for stopping by and Yes to rebuking that statement. You are not a Failure you are a Success.

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