The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu

As a writer, there is nothing more daunting than a blank page. Wait…writer’s block is even more daunting. Then, a very close second is a blank page. You think about what you should put down hoping to avoid judgment and criticism which comes regardless. You don’t feel that your words are worth reading. Yet, you know as good as I do that God downloaded something amazing in your heart to show to the world.

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There is a never-ending flood of opportunities to offend. Just the same, there is a lot of opportunities to inspire. The writer has plenty of chances to captivate the eyes of his or her audience. When they put down their thoughts, it reveals their true self. Just as the words of others can tear one down, the words that are within us carry more weight than we could ever imagine. Proverbs 18:21 tells us that power and death lie in the tongue.

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The page that we found daunting in the beginning is now a page of power. Our voice is heard on that page. Our thoughts are read on it. Our heart is poured out on it. The power of the words we have is carried forever on those pages. Instead of fearing it, we can now wield that power to serve, inspire, love, and care for those who read it.

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The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword. This proverb was written in 1839 by Edward Bulwer-Lytton regarding the fact that communication is far better than war. Not only was the communication better, but it also conveyed something that could not be said while thrashing a sword at someone. The writer and his/her pen can change the course of history. Wow!

If you could write anything to change the world, what would you say?

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