The Boomerang Effect
Are your words helping or hurting you?
Today, I want to talk to you about something called, “The Boomerang Effect.” Years ago, I was teaching on bullying in a public school and approaching the subject from a realm of neuroscience. You see, scientifically, the words and/or the actions that I project will feedback into my own brain and establish memory there. This takes place whether what I say and do is healthy or unhealthy. Simply put, what I speak towards others will in-turn affect me. As I spoke to these high school students, I explained that when we bully another—whether in big or small ways—it ultimately hurts us. As I shared this concept, one young man rose up and said, “I don’t want to do that anymore!” He was recognizing that his actions towards others were actually hurting him.
The Bible tells us in Galatians 6:7 that:
“Whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap.”
What is so unique is that we are not necessarily always reaping from another, but from our very own actions and words. We will be automatically impacted internally as we speak and act. Whether we speak against someone else or speak against ourselves, it is affecting us—either for good or harm. This is why God says in Psalm 19:14,
“Let the word of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to You.”
So, recognize that your words are not just powerful to affect someone else, but that your words will “boomerang” back into your own mind, causing you to be either healthy or unhealthy.
Father I thank You now that you are giving us a revelation of how powerful our words are to impact others, but also for us to walk in health, healing, and wholeness. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
God bless you,
Dr. Melodye Hilton works with individuals and workgroups around the globe as a leadership consultant, behavioral analyst, and personal coach. Her recognition extends over all ages, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds through her work in corporate and local business, government, and public and private educational sectors.
She, alongside her husband, pioneered Giving Light Christian Fellowship in Elizabethville, PA. Over 35 years later, they continue to see God’s hand at work within the vision to “equip all ages to discover destiny and activate purpose for local and global Kingdom impact.” Dr. Melodye is ordained and under the oversight of Christian International Apostolic Network (CIAN) founded by Bishop Bill Hamon. She and her husband, Steven, serve on the board of governors to Christian International.
In 2002, she founded International Training Center, which continues to expand with a passion to equip and empower emerging and established leaders. In addition, she has established the Voice of Justice Foundation to be a voice of hope, hands of rescue, and an instrument of justice on behalf of the neglected, abused, or shamed. Dr. Melodye travels nationally and internationally ministering, training, consulting, and coaching. She has two grown children and three active grandchildren.