When was the last time you seriously thought about the words you use each and every day? How carefully do you select them? 

Our words have tremendous creative power. Whenever we speak something out, either good or bad, we are giving life to what we are saying. WORDS can build a bright future, destroy opportunity or help maintain the status quo. 

Our words can run in different directions. “With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings” (James3:9). Unfortunately, the Bible warns that it’s very hard to control our speech because words spring from our hearts (Luke 6:45). 

In the book "Attitude is Everything" by Jeff Keller he says that your words reinforce your beliefs...and your beliefs create your reality. You should think of this process as a row of dominos that looks like this:

Thoughts > Words > Beliefs > Actions >Results

If you have positive THOUGHTS and reinforce them with positive WORDS then in turn it would strengthen your BELIEF and as a result you would take the ACTIONS necessary to wind up with outstanding RESULTS.

Never underestimate the power of your words in this process. People who feed themselves a steady diet of negative words are destined to have a negative attitude. It is a simple mater of cause and effect. You can't keep repeating negative words and expect to be a high achiever. And that's because negative words will always lead to reinforcement of negative beliefs...and eventually to negative outcomes.

Too many people go around saying negative things about themselves, their family, and their future. Things like, “I’ll never be successful. This sickness is going to get the best of me. Business is so slow I don’t think I’m going to make it. Flu season is coming. I’ll probably get it.” They don’t realize they are prophesying their future and they are going to get exactly what they’ve been saying.

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit (Proverbs 18:21, NIV)

Here is the key: “you’ve got to send your words out in the direction you want your life to go”. You cannot talk defeat and expect to have victory. You can’t talk lack and expect to have abundance. You will produce what you’ve been saying. With your words you can either bless or curse your future. Make sure your words are what God says about you so you can move forward in the life of blessing He has in store for you!

No matter what you may be facing today, the words of your mouth can help set the course for your victory or set the course for defeat. You decide by what you say. When you wake up with an attitude of faith and expectancy you will be strengthened and empowered. But at the same time, if you go around talking about your problems or talking about defeat, it drains your faith and sets your focus in the wrong direction.

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. (Psalms 19:14, KJV)

That’s why it’s so important today and every day to take inventory of what you are saying. When challenges and obstacles arise, declare that God is your refuge and strength. Declare His Word. Declare that He is for you. Keep the weeds out of your heart and mind by letting go of bitterness and choosing to forgive. Stay in step with God with your words and actions and receive His strength and power to be all He’s called you to be.

You have a choice

Recognize that just because you have said things in the past there's no reason to blindly continue doing so. While it takes some discipline and vigilance on your part to make changes in your language, it is well worth the effort. Therefore use words that are consistent with the path you truly wish to be on... take action along those lines... and watch yourself begin to travel in that wonderful direction.

Till the next time