Words are spoken by us every single day of our lives, but do we stop and think of what we are saying with those words?
Many of us speak words without thinking twice about the weight of those words.
We speak frivolous, mean, hateful, words, or say negative things about ourselves and our family without thinking twice.
When a friend comes up to us to tell us that they are feeling well, we then proceed to speak death and destruction over them.
Instead of speaking life and telling them we will pray for them, we say things like, “wow, I bet you have diabetes.”
With those small five words, you have just spoken disease and destruction over that person.
Now, will they automatically get diabetes? Of course, they won’t, but with your spoken words, you have managed to open a door of possibility for them to become diabetic.
See your spoken words over them of disease, opens a door in their mind. It causes their mind to consider this possibility. They may mull it over in their mind over and over again. Then, they might even agree with you in their thoughts. Eventually, that leads to them saying our loud with their own words this sentence, “I think I am diabetic.”
Boom! There it is! Power is given to disease for it to come to fruition in this person’s body.
Our words have power. We have to place a filter on our thoughts and words.
We have to think of the ramifications of each spoken words that come from our lips.
Another example of how powerful our words can be is when a frustrated mom tells her son, who has gotten involved with drugs, that he will become just like his dad.
She expands her verbal abuse by saying that her son’s dad died of a drug overdose and that her son will follow suit.
Boom! This mother just pronounced death over her son! With mere words, this mother planted the idea and thoughts in her son’s mind that he would die of an overdose just like his “no-good” father.
Well, the son thinks this has to be true because his mother said so. So that son decides that there is no reason to pursue rehab or to seek help with his addiction. According to his mother, his future is set with death.
These words stick in the mind of the son, and he thinks of it constantly. Then one day, he tells his friend that he will die soon of an overdose just like his dad.
There it is, words were spoken that will bring forth the death of this young man.
When he passes away, will the mom ever know it was her words that started this downward spiral of her son?
She may never realize that her words have power and that the words she chose to speak over her son are words that he could never recover from.
Situations like these go on steadily in each one of our lives. We are confronted with situations, and we have to choose what to say. We can no longer frivolously use words.
Words have power, and they can bring forth life or death. So think which words you should use before they come out of your mouth.
Most of us have heard the phrase “think before you speak.” This phrase is a perfect example of what we are discussing right now.
Think of the words you will speak. Do those words bring life or death, do they promote positive or negative emotions? Do they promote health, joy, happiness, and a positive mind frame? Or do those words cause hurt, pain, tears, confusion, fear, and a harmful or hurtful mind frame?
Sit back and examine the words you have spoken over the past week. What did those words promote? Examine your life and the life of your loved ones.
Is there disease, poverty, anger, frustration, divorce, drugs, addictions, and depression present? If there is, then it seems the words spoken by yourself and your family members are not promoting life.
To restore God’s will for our lives, we have to become like Him. Now that is not to say that we will be perfect like Him because we will never achieve this. God and our Savior, Jesus, are the only ones who will be perfect, but our goal is to try to become more and more like them every day.
Our words have to reflect God’s will and the things that He desires for us. He wants happiness, joy, abundance, provision, and a healthy and blessed life for each of us.
God is a God of order. Blessings cannot flood your life if you continuously speak hurtful and destructive words.
Now, most of us were not taught that we have to choose our words carefully. A lot of us were taught to speak our minds and not to keep things bundled up inside of us.
Yes, we must speak up for ourselves but do so with carefully chosen words. Think of what you are saying before the words escape your mouth. Once spoken, words cannot be taken back.
Will it be easy to change our thoughts and words? Can we do this by ourselves? The answer is no. We cannot do this by ourselves, and we have to seek God’s help via the holy spirit. We must pray, repent, and always ask for God’s help.
Will it change immediately? I am not sure. It might or it might not. The thing to remember is not to give up. Don’t get frustrated. If you make a mistake, seek forgiveness, and keep praying for God to help you.
One day, you will find yourself thinking about the consequences of each word before you speak it. It will become a simple task.
Most of all, your life will be transformed. That within itself is priceless and worth all the effort.
Yes, it is true. My little Samson is officially an award-winning book placing 3rd in the children’s category. I give all the glory to God!!!!
God sure is good all the time! His promises are yes and amen! I thank Him for keeping His promises.
No matter how long it has been, don’t let go of that promise that God gave you. Today is the day to pick it back up, grab it with both hands, and move out in faith.
God’s promises NEVER expire. It is just as good today, and it was the day it was spoken over to or to you.
There is not a better time than now to revisit that dream you have. The vision God placed deep into your heart before the foundations of time. Before you were a thought, an idea, or a plan for your mom and dad, God had already made plans for you.
He had already set special abilities and talents aside for you. Most of all, He loved you and continues to love you.
We have just begun a new year with new beginnings and unlimited possibilities. Today, take ahold of God’s hand and step boldly into those promises. Today, step boldly into your God-given destiny!
God keeps His promises! Some time back, God promised me that I would be a published author. Well, here is His promise come to full fruition.
It has been a long, long, long road, but I pushed through. At times, I came so close to giving up as each stumbling block rose up to oppose, challenge, deter, discourage, and stop me.
Thank you, God, for your kept promises! I am moving forward with my next children’s book about a little girl and her encounter with an all-loving God.
I am a self-publisher. I had no idea when I started how much time and money this endeavor would take.
Would you please consider helping me complete my next few projects? Would you consider giving to my Go Fund Me account? If so, here is the link. Holy Ground Today Go Fund Me account
Would you also order a book about my sweet, sweet Samson and his fun, exciting, and fulfilling adventures?
If you are determined to make 2019 a stellar year for yourself, there is one change that you must implement.
So many people seek the advice of brilliant businessmen/women, life coaches, or gurus.
Some of this advice might come in a forum that will cost you a pretty penny.
Would you like to know some advice that will alter your life forever?
Getting closer to God is ALWAYS a life changer.
Determine that this will be the year you get to know God more intimately.
God longs to know each of us intimately. He wishes to reveal who He is to us in a way that will forever change our lives.
When I say knowing God more intimately, it does not reference the intimacy of humanity.
Intimacy with God is allowing Him to show us every level of who He is. I am not sure about you, but I want to know God and every level of His awesomeness!
See, I have such a burning desire to know Him more intimately every day.
King David, knew God in a very intimate manner. King David was a worshipper like no other.
Maybe the depths of his worship for God came from the intimate nature of his knowledge of God.
Worship is one other thing that God desires from us. Maybe, the intimacy and worship go hand in hand.
Now maybe you think that you know God because you are very knowable about the bible or perhaps somewhat comprehensible about the bible.
Knowing the Bible and knowing God are two completely different things.
Yes, we should know study and know His word but knowing God is a whole different manner.
Knowing God will bring you into a higher appreciation of Him.
When you know Him more intimately, He will show Himself to you in new profound ways.
Here is my daily prayer to God. I pray it becomes yours too.
My prayer every day is “God, let me know You like no other person has known You. God, reveal things to me that You never have and will never reveal to anyone else.”
Remember, God, says if you seek Him, you will find Him. Let Him know that you desire Him above anything else. Let Him know you want to be closer to Him. When you seek Him in this particular manner, He will not disappoint you.
At this time of the year, we start to reflect on the year that has almost ended.
Some of us regret that another year has almost passed and we didn’t get that thing finished that we were so determined to get done at the begging of the year.
We promised ourselves that we would paint that picture, write that book, complete our book of photography, complete that sculpture, get or CD recorded, or get that presentation together for our latest invention.
Then life happens. Things sidetracked us, and we push that focus and determination to complete that one task way down on our “must do” list.
Here is some excellent news! It’s never too late if you have lost your way.
Don’t be so hard on yourself if you have gotten sidetracked, derailed, detoured, or delayed.
Make up your mind once again to get back on track. Pray to ask God to get you refocused, redetermined, reenergized.
Pray and ask the Holy Spirit for conviction when you start to get off track again in the new year.
Whatever that one thing is that brings happiness, excitement, invigoration, joy into your heart and life, pursue it.
Don’t let go of that. That kind of happiness, desire, and longing in your heart for this one thing is from God above. Make sure this coming year is the year that you boldly step into your divine destiny.
Don’t stop believing that you were created on purpose for a purpose. Every single one of us has a destiny to accomplish for God.
Once God reveals that destiny to you, grab hold of that promise and do not let it go until it is fully completed.