Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof -Proverbs 18:21.
Whether you know it or not, our words are very important, and we will be held responsible for them. We have the breath of God within us, and when we speak, we create. When God created the world, He spoke it into existence.
Believers and non-believers have the Spirit of God within them; when He created Adam, He breathed the breath of life into Adam’s nostrils, and Adam became a living soul. When we die, our spirit returns to God. So what we speak, whether it’s positive or negative, has the power to impact our lives and the lives of others because of the Spirit of the Living God indwelling us.
According to the Bible, the tongue is unruly (But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison -James 3:8). Anything undisciplined will be wild and uncontrollable, always wanting to do its own thing. Children are often that way, and so is a wild animal; the human tongue is no different; it needs to be disciplined or tamed.
If our lives seem to be out of control, dissatisfying, or hopeless, perhaps we should take an inventory of the words we’re speaking. Are your words about yourself and life in general positive or negative? How do you talk about your future?
You can change the course of your life by the type of words you speak, constructive words build up, and destructive words tear down. Yes, controlling our mouth is difficult, especially in the heat of the moment, but it can be done.
We speak according to what we’re feeling; one minute, we can be happy, and the next, we can be sad because of the thoughts we have allowed to enter our mouths. When you wake up, think about preparing yourself for work, and before you know it, you speak I don’t feel like going in there today. You have set your day at work as a day of regret; looks like everything that can go wrong will go wrong that day because you have already set your day with words.
Start your day with positive words, “This is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.” When a co-worker or a family member usually needles you when you see them coming, say, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Whatever they say or do will not affect your emotions.
When a bill comes, and you don’t know how it’s going to get paid because you don’t have the funds, say, “My God shall supply all of my needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Faith comes by hearing, whether it’s the Word of God or the words you speak. God watches over His Words to perform them,