Words! How harmful can they be? After all, they’re just words. So what if I get mad and spout off! So what if I feel like having a pity party, murmuring and complaining about everything and everyone! It’s just words. Right? Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!
Jesus said that by your words you’ll be justified and by your words you’ll be condemned (Matt. 12:37). Which do you want?
Proverbs 6:2 says that we are snared with the words of our mouths. We are trapped by the words we speak – words of blessing, speaking good, or words of cursing, speaking evil, speaking negatively.
So, what about these words we speak. Does it really matter? It certainly does! Have you ever entered a room or visited someone’s home, and you could tell there had been an argument or a fight? You could sense it in the atmosphere. In fact, we say that you could “cut it with a knife.” That’s because words are containers. Just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they’re not real.They are VERY real. You can’t see thoughts but they’re very real.
On the other hand, have you ever visited a home and you could sense the peace of God lingering in the atmosphere? That’s because loving words had been spoken and peace was evident.
You see, words are very important to God. Everything He created, He created by the Words He spoke. When darkness was upon the face of the deep, God said, “Light be!” and light was (Genesis 1:3). Before He sent Jesus to be our Savior, He used prophets to speak Words prophesying the coming Messiah.
Proverbs 18:21 says that death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. That’s an awesome thing to be responsible for by our words – life and death!
When God says something, He means what He says. That’s why you can always know what God will do in any given situation because He will always do what He said He would do in His Word. Think about that!
How did you get saved? By words. You accepted Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross to pay the penalty for your sins so that you could be restored to a right relationship with Almighty God and go to Heaven. You did this by speaking WORDS (Romans 10:9-10).
So, I submit to you that if words can change your eternal destiny, then words can affect and change your present circumstances. Words are so powerful that they affect everything you do.
Let’s look at Mark 11:23-24 where we see Jesus speaking. And we know that when Jesus speaks, His Words are important.
Mark 11:23-24 (KJV)
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Now notice Galatians 6:7
Galatians 6:7 (KJV)
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Can you see that when you speak words, you are actually sowing? These words are seeds and will produce a harvest – whether for good or for evil. Wow! How powerful is that? Some of us need to speak “crop failure” to the words we’ve spoken!
The bottom line is that we need to be mindful of the words we speak – all the time. We need to speak only what we want to come to pass. Let go of the negativism, doubt, unbelief, self-pity, and depression. Speak what God says: words of love, encouragement, health, healing, prosperity, and success. God is on our side and Jesus already bought and paid for us to enjoy the abundant life God ordained us to have (John 10:10).