The words we speak over our lives or over the lives of others, have great significance and power. Think about this for one second, so what does this mean and what can I learn from this and how can I apply it to my life. This post is going to challenge you and surprise, at how what flows from your mouth has power over your life and the lives of others. Let’s go in deeper and see!
Jesus said for every careless word that we speak, we will be held accountable for in Matthew 12:36
In Ephesians 4:29 the bible says, don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
In Proverbs 18:21 The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.
In Proverbs 16: 24 Kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
We have the choice to either speak life with our words or destroy with our words. Our words are real and the battle is real. Have you ever thought about this? How often have we spoken negatively over our lives or the lives of others?
How often do we think before we speak?
The Bible says so a man thinks, so he is Proverbs 23:7
Here God is very specific about HOW we think, is who we are and in return becomes what we say by the words that flow from our mouth.
Let’s go into another study of how God speaks life HIMSELF. In the beginning of time when God created the heavens and earth, God SAID: “LET THERE BE LIGHT” and there was light in Genesis 1:3. Look how God SPOKE it and it happened.
God SPOKE all creation into existence with just HIS WORDS.
So if God says we will be held accountable for our words, then it’s pretty serious, don’t you think?
God gives us so many examples through Jesus of how our words matter, that we have choices, we can choose to speak life or use our words to speak destruction and negativity. Our words are powerful. When I started doing a bible study on WORDS, I couldn’t keep up with all the scripture I found on how powerful our words are. God has specific instructions on how we should speak, and the blessings on those who keep His WORD.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
I love Psalm 141:3 Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.
This really opened my eyes to see God’s truth in how the words we speak really impact and make a difference,
the Bible explains this in James 3:2-12
“Indeed, we all make many mistakes.
For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way.
We can make a large horse go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth.
And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong.
In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches.
But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire.
And among all the parts of the body, the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body.
It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.
People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish, but no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison. Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God. And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right! Does a spring of water bubble out with both fresh water and bitter water? Does a fig tree produce olives, or a grapevine produce figs?
No, and you can’t draw fresh water from a salty spring.”
What a man sows, he will reap Galatians 6:7.
The words of your mouth will either bring life or destruction over you. You have the CHOICE. We all have that same CHOICE every day, to choose life, so speak life. What will you choose to say?
When I personally grasped the reality of the power of my words and the words of others, my ears became sensitive to what others said. If someone said a harsh or negative word, it sounded very loud to me, not in volume, but in my heart and spirit because I now know the truth and power in the words we speak and the harm they can do if used negatively.
It’s not always easy, as we are human and our emotions can overwhelm us at times, but I have learnt that my words matter and my words can either turn a situation into a positive or a negative one. I have learnt that the more we BLESS others, speak kindness, speak love or just learn how to hold our tongue in a challenging situation, the more we walk in the FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS.
We can learn so much by studying how Jesus used HIS WORDS on earth to speak LOVE and TRUTH, even in the most trying situations. If we can walk in HIS WAYS, live HIS WAYS, how would that impact or change our lives. Try it and find out for yourself. Take this week ahead, to bless instead of curse.
To speak love and kindness instead of hatred and anger. Speak positivity instead of negativity.
You have the choice and the choice is yours to make.
Choose life. Choose love. Choose Jesus. You won’t regret it.
If you have a testimony of how your words changed a situation or impacted someone’s life, please share your story in the comments below, and if what I wrote spoke to your heart and you want to find out more about Jesus, please click on the banner below to find out more!