What happens when you say something you did not mean to say? How many times have you said something to later regret?
Every word we speak has meaning. There is literally no such thing as “empty words.” The Bible teaches us that a man is snared by the words of his mouth (Proverbs 6:2). What we say can trap, bind and slay us. What we say can either help us get a position or destroy ever opportunity for promotion .
Life and death are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). Blessings and cursing are created by the words we speak (James 3:10). The words we speak are the creative force which directs our path in life.
There is no such thing as “joking” about one’s life. The enemy of the mind hears those words and uses them aganist us. Anyone who doubts this is certainly caught in the great web of deception in “Opening Their Big Mouth!”
The power of our words is not a new thought. It has been around since the beginning of time. When God created the Heavens and the Earth; He spoke them into existence. The Bible teaches us that the worlds were formed by the Word of God. This my friends, is our pattern. When we speak our “world” is formed. The everyday walking, waking, talking, living world is formed around us. We are powerful!
The thing we have to learn, is how to use this power for our good and not for our destruction.
Let’s begin with the book of James.
James Chapter 3 is a remarkable ancient text found in the Bible. I like reading the Bible it holds great wisdom and understanding Anyone who has come acquainted with the Bible will understand the principals I am about to outline here.
First let’s look at this scripture in James Chapter 3
Taming the Tongue
1My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 2For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. 3Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. 4Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. 5Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 6And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. 7For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: 8But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. 10Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 11Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? 12Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
Translated into 21st Century English
The tongue is wild and unruly and anyone who can tame it is genius. The tongue guides are life like the rudder on ship it will take us places we may not want to go. We must be careful what we say or we will end up someplace we do not want to be.
If we use our tongue to build our lives, our tongue will be the instrument to assist us is building our destiny and purpose.
James seems to have a revelation on the tongue and its power. Since God spoke the worlds into existence we can begin today to speak the world we want into existence.
What are you saying about your life? What are you speaking over others? Do you speak negative words about your life? Think about the results you are getting.
You are truly having what you say.
Mark 11:22 -24
22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 “Truly[a] I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
If you don’t like what you are having, change what you are saying.
Shutting your BIG mouth is not safe. Changing what you say is.
Start practicing positive words over your life and over others. Always speak what you want and not what you don’t want.
Your life will begin to take on the shape God intended for it to.
Understand the power of your words and begin to use them daily to transform your life one positive word at a time.
True Wisdom from Above
13Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. 14But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. 17But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
When we are speaking words of peace and comfort to ourselves we can do the same for others. Remember this, we cannot give away what we do not possess. We must become responsible citizens of our own words. Executing goodness everywhere at all times.
We can change our world with our words. When we open our mouths to speak let it be because we truly have something amazing coming out of it.