As a person there is TREMENDOUS power in what you say. As a believer, even more so. Jesus said it like this:
“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, ‘Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea;’ and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” (Mark 11:24 KJV)
Notice how He kept emphasizing a certain thing: “For verily I SAY unto you, That whosoever shall SAY unto this mountain…those things which he SAITH shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he SAITH.”
Do ya think He was trying to get a point across?!
There is power in what YOU declare
There is tremendous power in words. That’s why in Old English when describing a lifestyle they would use the word “conversation.”
In a conversation we judge a person by what they say–and our lives, in the long term, will MIRROR what we say. There’s no way around it: our words do become flesh!
Have you ever heard of Jeff Goins?
Of course you have!
Jeff Goins is a PHENOMENAL writer with a very large tribe on his blog. He is a writer that speaks to writers. But according to him for years he “played” with the idea of becoming a writer. He was going to be a great writer…someday. Then one day his friend gave him some advice that changed his life:
“You don’t have to want to be a writer. You are a writer; you just need to write.”
From there he started calling himself a writer…and the rest is history.
As people we really don’t take what we say serious enough…but God puts special emphasis on it:
“A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth…” (Proverbs 12:14 KJV)
“A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.” (Proverbs 12:20 KJV)
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” (Proverbs 12:21 KJV)
In fact, one of the biggest problems with Israel in the wilderness was their incessant complaining and belly-aching. In other words, their mouths. In fact, God got so fed up He gave them what they kept saying they would get:
“How long shall I bear with this evil congregation who complain against Me? I have heard the complaints which the children of Israel make against Me. Say to them, ‘As I live,’ says the Lord, ‘just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will do to you.'” (Numbers 14:27-28 NKJV)
That what you continually declare is what will eventually happen.
No matter what: speak blessings over your life
Now I’m not going to say this is easy. Heck, I had a difficult day yesterday and I sure as heck didn’t FEEL blessed. I kept my peace for most of the day but there was a portion where I did let my tongue slip.
I’m not proud of it.
But I might as well be honest about it.
But truth is: this is something that God has really been dealing with me on. I gotten into a more consistent habit of speaking blessings over my life, my marriage, my ministry, and my kids.
So the only piece I will leave with you is this: speak blessings over everything you’re connected to. Why? Simply this:
“By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted…” (Proverbs 11:11 KJV)
If a city is exalted by your blessing, what could be done for your children, your marriage, your ministry, your business, your life?? Stay away from the negative, self-defeating words that just makes things worse. Don’t be like this guy:
“As he loved cursing so it let come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing so let it be far from him.” (Psalms 109:17 KJV)
Instead, release the power you have and speaking blessings over your life!
- I am blessed and highly favored.
- I am the head and the not the tail.
- I am above only and not beneath.
- I am blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus.
- I am more than a conqueror through Him that loves you.
- I am enriched with all wisdom and knowledge in Christ.
- No good thing does He withhold from me because I walk uprightly.
- The Lord increases me more and more, me and my children.
- I am blessed of the Lord which made heaven and earth.
- Because the Lord is with me I prosper in everything I do and everything I touch is blessed.
Is there anything else you can think of?
(Source: Positive Med)