As a publisher and child of a motivational speaker, I can attest to the intense indoctrination I received throughout my life about the power of the written and the spoken word. The spoken word is a vibration of vocal chords that can uplift, instruct, rebuke, or discourage. What pushes those vibrations out is your breath.
2 Timothy 3:16 that states, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” Regardless of your belief structure, there’s a lot of truth in there.
If your speech is vile and delivered to damage, you suffer from verbal halitosis. You spew out hate speech and misinformation. You are rotting from the inside and that’s the stench coming out.
If your speech is honest and delivered to instruct, uplift, and yes, even rebuke, you have a sweetness within you that is manifested in your breath and is indicative of the goodness inside of you.
Have you asked someone how your breath is? We are what we read; we are what we eat; and we certainly are what we speak. So choose your words carefully because they are a clear indicator of what’s inside.