Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Power of Words

A group of frogs were travelling through the woods, and two of 

them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the 


When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the unfortunate 

frogs they would never get out.

The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of 

the pit.

The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as 

dead. Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs 

were saying and simply gave up. He fell down and died.

The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, 

the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and suffering and 

just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out. 

When he got out, the other frogs asked him, "Why 

did you continue jumping? Didn't you hear us?"

The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were 

encouraging him the entire time.

This story holds two lessons:

1. There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging 

word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them 

make it through the day.

2. A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it 

takes to kill them. Be careful of what you say. Speak life to 

those who cross your path.

The power of words... it is sometimes hard to understand that an 

encouraging word can go such a long way. Anyone can speak 

words that tend to rob another of the spirit to continue in difficult 


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