“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit” (Proverbs 18:21). There is so much power in the things that we speak to ourselves and others. There are seasons in our lives where you can manifest the very things you utter about your situation or what comes ahead in your life. Some people believe they don’t carry that kind of power and what they say is not of significant importance. The truth of the matter is what you say about others and what you say to yourself on a regular basis is a big sign of where you are spiritually.
There are so many of us that are careless with our words. One moment we speak healing and the next we speak sickness. One moment we speak of financial abundance and the next moment we are speaking of poverty. Sometimes we speak that we are spiritually free and sometimes we speak that we are spiritually bound.
“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let, not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways (James 1:6-8).
Some of us are wondering why we remain stuck but when things happen in our lives, we don’t realize we manifested what we are experiencing. I have not arrived, but I choose to work on it.
There are too many people out here making excuses. They say things like “that’s just how I am” or “I’ve been talking this way, why should I have to change”, My question is, is it benefiting you? If someone asked me, my answer would be no., I don’t like the constant up and down and back and forth. I don’t like the issues my words bring into my life.
I want to make this clear. I come from generations of people saying and doing whatever pleases them with no regard for who it affects and how they make others feel around them. They use harsh language. They are very judgmental and are reluctant to be open to true change.
Moses led a murmuring and complaining bunch of Israelites out of Egypt but they openly hindered making it to the promised land. They had a desire for the promised land but they kept themselves in bondage to the wilderness longer than they had to be. We all can relate to this. We have a desire for better but our words and actions don’t line up with what we say we want.
When a gardener plants a harvest there are many things they do before the fruit or produce is given by the plant. The things we say on a regular basis determine the fruit of our lives. We can have fresh, green fruit or our plants can just die and we can produce less than what God intended for us to have.
My godmother is a woman of integrity in every way possible. She had an accident where she fell and hurt her arm. When I came to her home to help her, she was in pain but she was already speaking about her healing. She didn’t know if it was broken or torn but she knew to speak healing. She endured much pain and discomfort as her arm went through its healing process. She spoke so much life over the injury and what God was going to do. She never stopped writing her daily messages. She continued to keep going in spite of the pain she felt. Over time her arm healed and I never heard her murmur and complain.
We are all different and have different experiences. I complain more than I should for all God has given me. I can humbly admit that. I know I am not alone in that truth. I strive every day to be better than I was yesterday. As we age change is hard. We pick up habits and ways about our character that can be hard to unlearn and change. The good news is that “All things are possible with God”.
Saul was once persecuting the Church and he truly thought he was right (Galatians 1:13). It would not be until Saul had an encounter with God that He had the desire to stop persecuting the church (Acts 9:3-6). Once he turned and started living his life in obedience to God he was forever changed and became Paul (Acts 13:9). He is one of my favorite characters in the word of God. We all need God and sometimes we think we are okay like we are.
I hope this message causes you to want to be closer to God. I hope it causes you to want to pay close attention to what you say. I hope it also helps you to understand Paul changed after years of doing it his way. He became sold out for God. When I talk to my godmother she is sold out and on fire for God and it rubs off on me in every way. We should all strive to become sold out in that way.
You are what you speak over your life. Be fruitful by speaking life over every situation you face.