Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. Proverbs 18:21
So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! James 3:5
Sometimes we forget the impact that our words have. God has given us some pretty specific instructions regarding our words. He has cautioned us to watch what we speak, because our words are creative source. They either create life or death.
What is the confession coming out of your mouth today? What negative things are you reinforcing by your words? Stop and listen to what you are saying. Is your conversation and words life building or do your words put you and others into a box – a sick box, a religious box, an identity box, a relational box? Let’s line our words up with God’s Word!
Proverbs say to guard your thinking because your thoughts run your life, and Luke says that your mouth speaks what your heart is full of.
We need to recognize and connect the correlation between our words and our lives, and see the impact that our words are having on ourselves as well as those around us. If you don’t like an area of your life right now, take a few moments and analyze what you have been communicating about this area in your life. Then make a conscience effort to adjust your speech to line up with life building strategies.
We may not think our words are important, but they frame our lives, they set the course for our success or failures. Set yourself up for success – speak life!
Proverbs 4:23 Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.
Luke 6:45 For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.