If you had a tape recorder on you recording your every word for the entire day, would you be surprised at what you hear when you listen to it? We let all kind of stuff come out of our mouth on a daily basis not realizing the effect that this can have. The bible declares that life and death are in the power of the tongue. This means that you have the power to speak a word and bring about change. This is an awesome power to have, we just have to learn how to use it. If you have a few struggles with your finances, instead of saying you are broke, say that you are blessed. If you feel sick to your body, don’t say you are sick say you are heal, whole and complete in Jesus Christ. Change your vocabulary. Speak over yourself. Just because a situation may seem a certain way, you do not have to repeat what you see. You decree and declare change in that situation by speaking positive.
If you have had negative things spoken over you, maybe you did not say the words yourself but someone else said it about you, I encourage you to cancel those negative words spoken over you as well. If someone tells you that you are not special, do not receive it at all. Make a declaration over yourself saying just how special you are. Think for just a moment about a particular situation where someone said something negative about you and how it made you feel. Then think about a situation when someone said something positive about you and how it made you feel. Analyzing these two scenarios should help you understand the power that lies in the words that precede out of your mouth.
For those who have children, it is essential that we understand the power our words have with our children. We already know they mimic and copy everything we do, but they also copy what we say. If we do a lot of fussing and cussing around them, there is no need to wonder why they turn around and behave the same way. Not only that, but it is important that while we speak over ourselves, we must speak life over them as well. Speak greatness into them. Tell them that they are special, they are unique, they are beautiful. Do not ever talk down to your children or discourage them. I have a soon to be 4-year-old and she loves being a princess. I remember once when she was talking about the princesses, she told me she was one of them and I politely corrected her. I told her she was not Princess Ariel, like on the cartoon, she was Princess Triniti. I told her that she is her own princess, she does not have to be like all the other ones she sees on TV. I use this example because I want my children to have their own identity and be proud about who they are. Therefore, I constantly make it a point to speak life into my children. If there is something they say that’s not positive, I gently correct them. With my oldest I am slowly trying to get her to understand that she has to be careful what she says. Especially with my girls being so young, it is important for me that they know who they are and whose they are before they have to get out there and experience the cruel and evil ways of this world.
Words can build up and they can also tear down. God chose to reveal Himself to man through words, the Holy Bible. A lot of the impact we have on others comes through the words we speak out of our mouth. I am a firm believer that what we say is also a direct reflection of what is in our heart because as the bible says in Luke chapter 6, out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. So my questions to you, what are you saying to others? What are you saying to yourself? About yourself? Use the power that God has given you. Just speak life. #iDeclare #justspeaklife
Father God in the name of Jesus, I come to you first thanking you for who you are. You are Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. Please help me Lord to understand the power that lies in my words. Help me to be mindful of what I say and when I say it. I decree and declare that I will speak life and not death. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Proverbs 18:21 KJV “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
Proverbs 16:24 NIV “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”
Matthew 12:37 ESV “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”