HBCU Writers's Project
For Immediate Release
August 05, 2009
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Ken Fiifi Amoah
Florida Memorial University

(BPRW) The Power of Words

(BLACK PR WIRE) (FLMU-MIAMI) –– Have you ever considered the power that words have on our lives? Words, like medicine, when used can heal or kill. The words that we speak have the ability to make us or break us. Conflict begins with words and wars are a result of words. In the same way, success or failure begins with words. The words from our mouth make us wanted or despised, respected or disrespected, honored or dishonored. What we say is what we get. One Korean proverb says, “Words have no wings but they can fly a thousand miles.” One encouraging word to a friend is all that it takes to lift him out of a pit. Discouraging words, on the other hand, can totally destroy the life of a person. Great people are made with words. In the same way, frustrated people are also made by words.

Words are very precious. They are apples of gold in a network of silver. Words are thoughts dressed in garments. They increase or decrease our value or worth as people in life. In my life, I have realized that whenever I say, “I can’t,” I lose energy and enthusiasm for that task. However, when I convince myself with positive words, I am able to conquer that task. Our words are products of what we hear. If we keep on hearing and believing the wrong things, we will totally succumb to them. Our minds feed on what we put in them. Our words are therefore a result of what we have in our mind. Og Mandino said, “Do not listen to those who weep or complain, for their disease is contagious.”

Let us say what we believe and quit using depressing words. Beliefs are acquired by what we say and believe consistently. Let’s learn to keep our tongues from such words. Proverbs 18:21 says that “Death and Life are in the power of the tongue and those to whom it is dear will have its fruits for their food.” I like it whenever I hear a person say, “I said I could do it and I have done it.” This is the spirit that conquers. The attitude that conquers is the one who has a will and does what he wills. Speak life-filled words that would encourage, sustain life, and lift people up. Commit yourself to a lifetime of listening to good tapes. For we speak what we hear.

In brief, our ability to be successful or fearful all lies in what we say. Let’s speak positively to encourage ourselves, because words are forceful and powerful. I quote Mohammed Ali: “I said I was a champion before I realized that I was.” Confession always precedes possession. I therefore urge you to speak what is right since faith-filled words create realities.