Speak Life Over Yourself

“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.

God Will Make A Way

God will make a way for us to overcome what we are dealing with. God gave Abraham a ram in the bush because of his faith. God gave the woman with the issue of blood complete healing because she pressed her way and believed she could be healed. God will make a way. Sometimes it requires some effort on our part. God’s word tells us that faith without works is dead. We have to do something but God handles the rest.

The woman with just a little oil was able to fill multiple empty vessels until all of them has been used. Sometimes God needs you on empty. This is when He does His best work. God will use what we have left. God does not need perfection to work in our lives. He needs our obedience and willingness to do our part in the circumstance we need Him to work in. The woman with just a little oil gave her all and poured and poured. God took her little and multiplied it because of her obedience.

God does not need you to have it all together. He does not need you to have all the answers. He needs you to trust that He does have all the answers. Sometimes He needs us to surrender our situation to Him and let Him work it out. When the woman poured into the first vessel I am sure she thought how will I fill it up? Despite what she felt; she kept pouring.

There are times when we wonder will God’s plan work? The word illustrates that she poured until all the vessels she gathered were full. God took her little and multiplied it beyond what she was capable of on her own. You can do all things through God.

1 Kings 17:12-16

“So she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar, and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.”

And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me, and afterward make some for yourself and your son. For thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth.’ ”

So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah, and she and he and her household ate for many days. The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke by Elijah.”

God will always make a way for us to overcome our struggles. He just wants us to trust Him and allow Him to work in our lives. Trusting God is hard but just like the woman with a little meal and a little oil God worked with her little and multiplied it. He didn’t need her to have a full kitchen of food. He did what she couldn’t do and all she had to do was be obedient and trust God.

God always makes a way.