The Bible tells us that words have in them the power of life and death. Be careful not to let someone else’s words get a hold of you. The Bible tells us that our words come straight from our heart. “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”Luke 6:45. What people say has a lot to do with their heart posture. Bad heart posture is only created by a bad experience. A mouth was created to speak. We can not control what people say because it’s their own mouth and they can do with it what they please. What we can do is choose not to listen. We have two ears which we can control. We have a choice to ignore negativity. The most important thing I have learned from studying psychology is that people will often project on to us what they feel inside. If they feel shame they will try to make us feel ashamed. If they lack confidence they will belittle us. If they have been discredited they will try to discredit us and so on. Learn to empathize with those who speak against you instead of attacking them back. That way there will be nothing a person can say or do to you that can make you hate them. Never give the devil a chance to make you hate someone no matter how much they try to bring you down. Someone trying to bring you down is already below you. The best thing to do is to try to understand that they may be hurting inside. Have compassion for people because life is not easy and we are all going through something at the end of the day.