In a discussion with a blogger who pointed out that “actions speak louder than words,” and, how one should “trust actions not words” especially in having the life you imagine; basically, one thing came to my mind based on life experience and God’s words.
My perspective is different here and I try to point out what I see as I too have taken strong action and picked up my roots and crossed a continent in my car living on a shoestring as the saying goes, in order to pursue dreams or desires; but, all of that was nothing when compared to the words that came out of my own mouth at times, which sometimes did so much good for another, and showed my true heart, although, at other times my words condemned me for my lack or own arrogance, anger and stupidity!
It all depends what words are spoken, when and to whom, because, words actually carry the truth from one’s heart, which to me will always outdo any action that isn’t first instructed by truth!
“It is not without significance that two of the Ten Commandments deal with speech—taking the name of God in vain and bearing false witness against another person” (Ex. 20:7, 16). christiancourier
“I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Mt. 12:36-37).
Matthew 4:4 “But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”
Proverbs 12:18 – “There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”
1 Peter 3:9; “Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”
Proverbs 16:24; “Kind words are like honey – sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.”
Matthew 15:18; “But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.”
Matthew 12:36; “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak.”
Matthew 12:37; “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”