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Reckless

Updated: Mar 17, 2021

S-words in your mouth!

"The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing." (Proverbs 12:18).

 

Thoughtless, inconsiderate, uncaring, and heedless are just a few words to describe reckless people's characteristics. They chop down houses, separate families, and tear apart meaningful relationships. They speak with unguarded lips; fangs of a deadly poison. Like a whirlwind, their tongue twirls inside their mouth as an untamed beast, ready to strike everything in its path. What makes people use words as sharp swords, cutting straight through the heart, and piercing the soul? You can feel their venom filling your wounds, saying whatever comes to mind with little to no regard for the consequences.

 
“If you are reckless, you don’t think or care about the “consequences” of your words or actions.” (Dictionary.com).
 

Can you believe that? Reckless people don't think or care about the consequences of their behaviors. Their condescending tone cripples the self-esteem of the injured. Can we be honest about the things we've heard? How about the things we've said? I assure you, no living being has directly or indirectly failed to misuse words that hurt someone's feelings at some point in their life. Have you lost a friend, or loved one over careless words? Or, did someone lose you? Sometimes a relationship goes beyond repair. The bible says it's possible.

"An offended friend is harder to win back than a strong city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars." (Prov. 18:19).

Beyond popular belief, it's not always easy to recover what we lost. Think about it. If you cut yourself with a knife, making a physical wound, would it vanish away or go through a healing process? Quite naturally, our emotions must go through a similar healing process. Some wounds only need a band-aid, while others require surgery. The deeper the wound the more extensive the treatment. If the wound is left untreated it will infect the entire body. What if we could transform our emotional process by becoming wise with our words? Thinking before we release our words into the atmosphere. Words have been known to start wars, and create fires. They are a powerful force that should not be used recklessly.

I remember a male friend once telling me I was "brash" with my words. Rather than get angry, I took the time to learn what it meant. The dictionary said, self-assertive in a rude, noisy, over-bearing way. As, much as it hurt to hear him say that I knew it was true. Every word I said to him came from a deep hurting place. My grand finale summed it up with, "I don't need your friendship, delete my number." He did not attack me or belittle me with his words he gracefully identified the manner in which I was behaving. It was the first time I saw my flaws, and decided I wanted God to make a better me even if it meant being alone. That was over eight years ago, and I'm still on my journey to healing.


How many of us are walking around with emotional wounds? How do you know? Well you can definitely tell by your words and actions. Some hurts stem from early childhood and carry-over into our adulthood. The object is to recognize it and start the healing process immediately, before you lose someone who really loved you.

 

This is a part one segment, part two involves an assessment questionnaire, I believe can start you on the road to healing your words.



Be open and honest with your answers. I took the quiz myself and learned that my growth and development is on a new track. I hope you can join me. Please, read the instructions, along with the alert notification to heal your emotional wounds. If you are not ready, wait until you are.


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