I hear it so frequently, and every time I hear it, my spine shudders. I don’t have that many pet peeves, but this is one, and the reason is because I don’t think people realize the ramifications.
“My husband calls me crazy.”
“I’m just crazy.”
“Crazy. Crazy. Crazy.”
Please don’t use that word. I detest that word.
Our words have power. Our words have the power to speak life or death over others or over ourselves. “The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences” (Proverbs 18:21).
Calling you or another individual crazy is speaking death. It’s murder with the tongue and I can’t tolerate it any more than I could tolerate physical murder. We are told to use our words to bless, not curse.
“And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right!” (James 3:10)
The definition of crazy is: mentally deranged; demented; insane.
The origin of that word meant “unsound mind.” And yet we are told in 2 Timothy 1:7, that God has given us power, love, and a sound mind, so why would we speak an “unsound mind” over ourselves or others?
We are told in the word to speak life and to think on good things:
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise” (Philippians 4:8).
The enemy of our soul wants us to believe untruths about ourselves. Why would we allow a thief to come into our home to steal, kill, and destroy? We wouldn’t. So why do we allow him access to our minds, our hearts, and our words? He’s crazy.
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