Are words powerful? Do words have the power to create, destroy, encourage and discourage?
Words certainly do have enormous power. Words can scar as well as build people. Which is why it is important that we are careful in relation to the words we speak to people.
What kind of words do you speak in your life? Do you encourage or do you discourage? Do you build or do you destroy with your tongue?
Remember that you are made in the image of God. Therefore you resemble your Creator.
As God was creating the earth, He SPOKE everything into existence; Let there be light; Let the earth bring forth grass; Let the earth bring forth every living creature…; Let Us make man in Our image… (Genesis 1:1-31)
WHATEVER God SPOKE into existence – eventually physically appeared.
Whether you know it or not – the very same thing is happening in your life. You are creating things by the words which you speak.
Proverbs 18: 21 NKJV
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
What you speak has the power to give life and also to destroy; to bless and to curse; to build and to destroy; to heal and to hurt; to encourage and to discourage.
Proverbs 18:20 NKJV
A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; From the produce of his lips he shall be filled.
Do you want good things to happen in your life? Do you want good things to happen around you? God wants you to use your tongue for His glory. God wants you to speak words that bear good fruit because by SPEAKING life into every situation you too will benefit and God is glorified.
James 1:19-20 NKJV
So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
Your tongue is so powerful that your mood & thoughts are able to change just because of what you are saying. Your words (whether good or bad) can be infectious and affect the people who are listening to you. So before you speak, you need to give thought to what you want to say before you speak it.
Will what you speak glorify God? Will what you speak benefit your listener? Will what you speak make you a better person?
James 3:9-10 NKJV
With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh.
From TODAY, make it your GOAL to speak words that BLESS, ENCOURAGE, UPLIFT, and give LIFE and reflect God’s LOVE.
Use your tongue to glorify God and in doing so you too shall enjoy the fruits.