Birds of a Feather
By ChateauPrairie on June 11, 2014
Repeating negative words about others or lies from the enemy can be harmful in many ways. Like birds of a feather they often go hand in hand.
When I was about 5 years old my brother brought my Mom a parakeet for Christmas. My brother braved the wintry weather to ride the bus downtown. There he brought home a little blue and white bird in a small cardboard carrier case.
Inky, the blue and white parakeet, quickly grew to be part of our family. He bonded right away with my Mom. He was full of energy and life. Listening to my Mom, Inky learned to speak right away. He even repeated the phrases and words with my Mom’s English accent. Inky, as cute as he was, really wasn’t talking. He was repeating what he heard.
Likewise, when we believers repeat what others say or do in a negative light it is gossip. It destroys us in many ways, our reputation, character, levels of trust we develop are all shattered. Gossip may devastate those we speak about, who have no chance to defend themselves. It also harms the person we speak these words to, especially when they form false impressions about the person or situation.
There is another way repetitive words can be detrimental.
When we repeat the lies the enemy whispers to us. All too often when we repeat falsehoods about ourselves over and over in our minds, these words cause us to fear and doubt God’s love and His provision for us. These words discredit God and who He has called us to be. Repeating these lies, will delay, interrupt or even prevent us from living in our destiny or walking in our purpose.
Do not spend time repeat lies of the enemy to others or to yourself. Allow yourself to be free from this trap. Think more highly of yourself and the One you represent.
Begin to speak words of life. Words that are filled with love, kindness and blessings upon yourself.
You can do it!
Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
Ephesians 4: 29