“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
~ Proverbs 18:21 NIV
There is power in your tongue! There is power in what you speak! Power of death and life! Your tongue is either birthing hope, faith, dreams, passion, life, or killing it all with just one word. For what you speak is what you thought and have felt within. Your tongue exercises what your mind and heart are feeling.
It’s scary to know that your tongue is the exact reason to where you are standing at this moment in life. I say scary because while you are busy blaming everyone about your life, you failed to noticed that the biggest enemy has always been yourself! Yes everyone will always have an opinion over your life, but you choose who to listen to. You choose what to believe. You choose how you will reply to their thoughts about you. Those replies could be a step forward in the right direction or a step backwards. Remember that your tongue exercises what your mind and heart have already agreed to believe. Your tongue (your words) are the finishing touches to make your feelings into reality.
There was a time where because of my tongue, my hurting became more unbearable. It has become so common in these times to judge and approve negativity, then to try to fix the bad into good. If I were to count how many times negativity was fed into my ears, I will say that there is no number out there that can sum up the numbers. It’s the horrible truth. However the negativity only affected me when I agreed to what was said. When I used my tongue to question and say the exact same thing that others were saying about me. The hurting was unbearable because it was myself speaking in agreement over my life. I believed what was said about me. Now my existence was moving according to the negativity that was birthed into my life, instead of my existence being steadfast to what God has promised over my life.
What I’m trying to say with this is that the enemy over your life knows that if you speak it, you believe it. He rather you be so full with negativity that when you speak to someone else negativity will come pouring out naturally. A loose tongue could destroy faster its surroundings than a silent thought. I remember when I was in elementary, my teachers will always repeat, “ If you can’t say anything nice, don’t speak”. Its become a style to have a quick mouth than an active ear. There are many moments in life that if we would have just been quiet, we would have heard the voice of who is really speaking. In Proverbs 10:19 it shares with us, how too much talking can lead to sin. Sin is anything negative, anything that doesn’t please God. If your too busy talking, you will get caught up on fighting the wrong fight. You won’t be able to hear who’s really speaking to you. You won’t be able to react quick and walk away.
The same way the tongue has power to kill, it also has power to give life. I remember the first time I decided to speak positivity over my life. Although my words didn’t physically match what was seen, it made it into my reality. The more I spoke good things, the more my body began to feel good. My mind began to transform and my heart was able to be at peace. I knew that if I spoke what I wanted to see, one day soon I will see what I spoke. My situations or any situation that came up didn’t feel how I remembered it to feel. Not that it wasn’t just as bad as the last situation, but now my tongue became a weapon for speaking life into the darkness. When it became too hard for me to handle, I was able to find peace in leaving it in God’s hands. I was able to listen and control my loose mouth. This gave me the choice to walk away from the negativity, than to fight against it.
“Those who love it will eat its fruits.” For every positive word you speak, a seed is planted. It could be for yourself or someone else. The more positivity you speak, the more that seed gets watered. Eventually that seed will blossom into a strong faith, family, marriage, ministry, church, and dreams. Most importantly when you speak and repeat the promises that God has made you, everything will change. When the seed blossoms, what grew was your trust in God. For you trusted and believed what He placed in your tongue to say, that it motived you to speak it out loud. You had faith! You believed! In Mark 11:24 the Lord pleads that his children may believe what we are praying and stop doubting. Believe what you speak! Speak the words of God and not the words of the world.
Let’s be wise enough to know when to speak and when to listen. It’s ok to disagree, but it’s not ok to entertain the disagreement. Love yourself enough to speak good every time your mouth opens!
Repeat this prayer;
“God I thank you for Your wisdom, for Your wisdom is what sustains me. I thank you for speaking promises and faith over my life. I thank you for the things that I have under control, and for those things I have no control of. I thank you for being the anchor of my soul, to lean on when negativity wants to hover over my life. I thank you for the power of the tongue. For the authority you give me when I speak in Your name. I ask you from the bottom of my heart may my tongue speak knowing who it’s owner is. May any negative thought that is placed in my mind and heart be canceled in Your precious name. May you be in full control over my soul. May You guide me always in your truth and light. May I be at peace knowing that You loving me and being pleased with me, is more than enough to keep fighting the good fight. May you forgive me for speaking negativity over my life and others. May You forgive me for thinking and feeling negative things toward myself and others. May I always remember that love covers a multitude of sin. That we were created from love to give love in return. May we speak things that are pleasant to Your ears. I thank you for being the best teacher I can ever learn from. Thank you for Your grace and mercy. Amen.”
God bless you all,