The moment you speak a string of words you cannot take them back.
Spoken words are permanent.
They are like hot metal, poured into a mold, potentially dangerous at first. Then quickly hardened the second they touch the cold air, unable to be changed or formed any differently.
Spoken words are like humans.
You cannot take the past of someone and erase it, creating a new, blank page.
People are not typed words that you can alter with the press of a backspace key, or erase altogether by highlighting them and hitting delete.
They have stories, friends, family members, decisions that have made them to be who they are.
At this very moment.
She is alive because she said no to the blade instead of yes.
They are married happily because he said yes, and so did she.
He is the CEO because he made the decision to work hard and keep his integrity.
Do not discount their words because they hold no value in your eyes.
Do not dismiss their current choices because you do not know what drove them towards that decision.
People are stories waiting to be told.
Voice screaming to be heard.
Hearts waiting to be taken and loved.
Human towers, waiting to be built up or torn down, depending on what you say to them.
Waiting to live or die based off of what they hear.
So speak wisely.
Say what you mean; mean what you say.
And remember that spoken words are permanent, irrevocable, lasting.
He traded His crown for a crown of thorns
He picked up His cross and laid down His sword
He stumbled down the road, bruised and beaten for me
Jesus walked the way of grief, Hallelujah
On the Via Dolorosa
All my sin was carried away
And the power of Hell was broken
As He gave His life away