Power in the tongue
Anybody that has been in church for any length of time has most likely read or heard Proverbs 18:21, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
What does that mean?
God formed the whole entire world just by speaking it into existence. We humans are made in God’s likeness and image including the ability to set atmospheres in order. What you say has power.
Change your words, change your life
You can choose to gloss over the power of your words, but you will continue to live the life that you reap because of your words. This does not have to be negative. Begin to speak what you want.
This is the very purpose of vision boards. They do not just have pictures of what you want in the future, but they also contain words of proclamation for what you expect to happen. You really should take what you say into consideration so that you can really walk out the desires that God has put into your heart.
Here’s an example
There is a wife who has four children. Her husband is a hard-working man and she is a stay at home mother. Her insecurities played tricks on her mind. She imagined him instead of working overtime, going to other women’s houses and planning to leave her.
She brought her husband to see a marriage counselor to discuss her beliefs. There sat an innocent man willing to do whatever it took to please his wife. He did not know how to answer her or to relieve the stress of what she believed.
Learn the power of thoughts and desires
The counselor asked her if she wanted her husband to leave her. Of course her answer was no. The problem was her vain imagination and her inability not to repeat what she was thinking.
There is a scripture in 2 Corinthians 10:5 that reads, “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
This wife had no proof or reason to believe what she was accusing her husband of. She just did not know how to control her thoughts or to make them transition to what she really wanted. After some sessions and understanding on her part, the entire trajectory of their marriage changed. Many years later they are still together and thriving.
Embrace positive thinking
Your thoughts become your reality.
You must learn how to turn your negative thoughts into positive thoughts. This is possible by managing what you say. If you are sick, say you are healed; if you are poor, say you are rich; if you are weak, say you are strong. You do not have to repeat the words that you hear in your head.
The enemy rules the airwaves over your head and he suggests what you should think. You believe what you are thinking always to be your own thoughts, but that is not always true.
Do you foster positive thinking? Do your thoughts match up with what God says? Are your thoughts conducive to where you are going in life or want to go? If the answer to any of this is no, then back up and change your thoughts by speaking what you do want.
Take the first step
As we close out this year, decide that you will begin saying what you want and what your desires tell you that you need. God is the one giving you desires because he has a plan for your life. Do not let the negative thoughts settle in your heart and then come out of your mouth.
You have to eat what you say.
If what you are saying is not what you want, then stop, refocus and change your words. Your words have the power to change your life because that is how God created you.