Power in the Tongue

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. The words that we speak frame our lives. Our words have power. By words, God spoke the world into existence. Genesis 1:1-3 “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the water. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” He spoke, and it was so. When we speak God’s word, it will be so. Ask yourself, what am I saying? Am I engaging in negative talk? Am I speaking words that align with God’s purpose and word? Or am I speaking things contrary to what I desire.  Be mindful of what you’re saying, listen intently to your words, and I’m sure you’d be surprised by what is coming out of your mouth. Begin to take inventory of your words. Don’t speak scarcity and expect prosperity. Don’t speak sickness when you want health. Speak what you want.  Sometimes we’re a product of words that were spoken to us and over our lives. You may have grown up in a household where someone constantly berated you. Maybe your parents were condemning and negative. Perhaps you’ve listened to the voices of countless others around you who have spoken word curses over you. Today, cancel those word curses spoken over your life and commit to speaking God’s word!

I’ve spoken word curses over myself and even agreed with those negative words spoken to me by others.  I’ve also struggled with people-pleasing for most of my life (resulting from rejection). However, I’ve realized that you will never succeed in pleasing people because it’s an endless cycle.  Recognize that individuals have internal wars that they’re fighting that have absolutely nothing to do with you; it’s not personal.  Our job is to please God. We can and should assist and be a blessing to others but never to the point where we’re doing things to be accepted. Repeat after me: I’m Accepted in the Beloved.! I’m Accepted in the Beloved.”

Words matter! It’s not what others say about you that truly matters; it’s what you say about you that has an impact on your life. Speak life over yourself and your situations!!! Life and death are in the power of the tongue. Be mindful of what you say about yourself and others! Proverbs 18:21. In Matthew 12:36, it says, “But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” Choose your words wisely and speak life.

Let’s pray,

Father, it’s in the name of Jesus that we come before you. We thank you for life, for strength, and for a sound mind. We ask you to empower us by the Holy Spirit and help us be conscious of our words and actions. Let us live a life that’s pleasing to you. We love you! In Jesus’ name, we pray.

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