Fighting words

As a younger kid in school, I didn’t get into trouble, nor was I a problem child, but most of my peers were. Granted, I’ve had a few spats or disagreements, but not to the extent I was willing to be kicked out of school for it. Almost every time I turned around, someone was getting summoned to the principal’s office, or suspended from school. A lot of times, things got physical, but often times, only words were involved. I know some people might say, “They’re just words, so what harm can they really do?” In case you’re one of those people, a couple of years ago, I wrote a book titled, “Words are weapons too! Understanding the power of words,” in which I detail how strong, hazardous, and even destructive, words can be. Want to know how? Get your copy today, by visiting Amazon.

Needless to say, words can do far more damage than you could imagine. As I’ve matured and gotten a bit wiser, when I’m being provoked, I don’t retaliate with anger, or regrettably do something that would cause me to become embroiled in a physical altercation. Instead, I quietly whisper, “God said the weapon would form, but it wouldn’t prosper,” or “God will use my enemies as my footstool,” and my all-time favorite, “If God be for me, who can be against me?” Those are my fighting words! It doesn’t matter what method my enemies use to attack me, as long as I fight back with God’s word, there’s nothing they can do to harm me.

If you find yourself being attacked or have your back placed against a wall, remember to “Put on the full armor of God, so you’ll be able to stand firm against the strategies of the enemy” (Ephesians 6:11, NLT).

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Deetra La’Rue

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