There’s an expression that says you are what you eat. And yes that’s true, but an even more important expression is that you are what your words say you are, you have what your words say you have, and you can do what your words say you can do. In other words, what you say with your words determines how your life goes.
Because God’s Word tells us that we’ll reap what we sow, did you know that when you speak, you’re actually “sowing seeds” for your future? Wow – think about that and then think about the words that come out of your mouth on a daily basis! Do you really want those words to come to pass in your life? Probably not if you haven’t yet learned to guard your mouth.
Galatians 6:7 (KJV) 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Galatians 6:7a (Phillips NT) 7 Don’t be under any illusion: you cannot make a fool of God! A man’s harvest in life will depend entirely on what he sows.
Galatians 6:7 (AMP) 7 Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked by mere pretensions or professions, or by His precepts being set aside.) [He inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God.] For whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap.
Since what we speak is so important to our lives, how much more is it necessary to speak God’s Words daily instead of all the unbelief that’s continually inundating us – the news, social media, our family, our friends, etc.
When we speak God’s Word, we call it confessing the Word because we’re saying what God says and that can only be good. So, let’s look at some of the reasons why it’s of the utmost importance to confess God’s Word over our lives instead of the devil’s words of unbelief.
1 – Confessing God’s Word is the voice of our faith and it’s the same thing that God would say!
That in itself is awesome – to actually say the same thing that Almighty God would say! But that’s not all. When you say what God says, you get what God would get! Now that’s something to shout about! Of course, we’re talking about speaking His Word in faith which comes by hearing and hearing, and hearing His Word.
Romans 10:17 (KJV) 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Matthew 12:34b (KJV) 34 … for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
Matthew 12:37 (KJV) 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
You see, what’s in your heart in abundance is what will come out of your mouth especially in a time of crisis. And that’s when you want God’s Word coming out, not the negativity of the world. Purpose in your heart to listen to what comes out of your mouth daily and then maybe practice the vocabulary of silence for a while ‘til you can trust your mouth to speak correctly. Anything contrary to God’s Word is really a curse and you don’t want to be constantly cursing yourself, your family, your job, etc.
This is so good that if I stopped right here, you could meditate on this for days. But let me give you one more reason to speak God’s Word instead of the negative words of the enemy.
2 – Confessing God’s Word continually, gets it down into your heart where it can get rooted and developed, and then when it’s rooted and developed, it will come out of your mouth with power and produce what it was sent to do! Double wow!
Isaiah 55:11 (KJV) 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Jeremiah 1:12 (KJV) 12 Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.
Jeremiah 1:12 (AMP) 12 Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.
God is watching over His Word to cause it to come to pass in the lives of those who will speak it forth in faith. Don’t ever let death or fear-filled words come out of your mouth: that’s killing me, thought I’d die, broke my heart, blew me away, etc. I think you can come up with many more.
Be a “Word-talking” child of God and watch what God will do in your life!