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What if everything you said came to pass?

October 1, 2013

I like to talk, there’s no doubt about it. Just ask anyone who knows me.  And I try to keep true to what my Mom taught me in that “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all”. Certainly, that’s wise advice by a wise woman. Billy Graham has been quoted as saying (and I’m paraphrasing here) “we should speak about others in private as if a parrot lives in our house”. Again, sound advice, but we should take it one step further and watch what we say about ourselves as well. Proverbs 18:21 says “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it.”  Could we really change our lives by the very words we speak?

Though we may be familiar with this scripture, we must not take it seriously because if we did, we would put a guard over our mouth and make sure we only spoke positive things about ourselves.  And yet, we are constantly saying things like “this will be the death of me”, or “that is just killing me,’’after all, they are just expressions, right?  But what about the things we say concerning our future. Are you one that always expects the worse outcome? Do you says things like “I can’t even imagine ever living in a house that great,” or “I’m always passed over when it comes time for promotion.”  Or the ever popular, “Nothing good ever happens to me.”

But, what if by voicing our doubts about our future well being, successes or accomplishments we actually got what we fearfully and carelessly spoke? Why, then, would we express such doubt about good things happening to us when we serve a God who says He has a good plan for our lives? But do we really believe in our hearts that what He says is meant for us too? The Word says that from the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. But does what we really believe in our heart and speak out of our mouth affect our lives?

Jesus says in Mark 11:22-23, “Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be though removed, and be thou cast into the sea and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he says.”

Obviously, our words have tremendous power and do affect our lives. We teach our children to speak positively over themselves as with The Little Engine That Could. As parents, it pains us to hear our precious ones say that they will never be able to accomplish things that we know they can. So we encourage them and say, “Yes, you can! I believe in you! Believe in yourself!”

Our Father wants each of us to believe in ourselves too. Jesus says in Matthew 19:26 that with God all things are possible.  If we take Him at His Word and do what He says, speaking big things into our lives may seem a bit crazy in the natural, but in the Kingdom, it’s just the way it’s done. We serve a big God who makes the impossible possible when we speak words of faith and stand firm. But, if you can’t say anything good about yourself or your situation, you’d be better off saying nothing at all! What if everything you said came to pass?

 

 

From → Life with Jesus

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