Words have great power. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Many of us have been offended by words and know how badly words hurt. 36 . Trust me if you are not careful in this area, your emotions will soon be controlled by the words of the people around you.
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If someone tells you “You are a fool.”, don’t believe it in your mind. People who hurt you can never really harm you unless you allow yourself to be defined by these words. You are a child of God. You are very valuable in the sight of God, so never allow yourself to feel inferior just by the words of other people.
● Turn those words into positive thoughts within you.
If there is something wrong with your actions, and others are trying to correct you, it can sometimes hurt your feelings if their words are hurtful. 38 . Think like this in your mind, “Yes, I’m wrong, but I’ll find out ways to improve. Now I have hope because I know I can change.”
● Respond softly.
If someone speaks in a hurtful way, take a deep breath first and try to speak softly and kindly in response. 39 . On the contrary, an angry answer is like a sword, which will bring harm instead of healing.
● Be silent.
40 . It’s none of your business. We need not respond to every personal comment from people. It’s not your problem that they keep on hurting you on purpose. So simply leave it.
A. A soft answer turns away anger
B. Don’t worry about what others say
C. It is wise to correct others’ mistake by soft words
D. Never let negative words of others define who you are
E. In that case change those words into positive thoughts
F. If someone is purposefully hurting you for no reason, simply be silent and ignore it
G. Today I will share a few tips on how to handle the effect of negative words spoken to you