Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.—Ephesians 4:29
How closely do you watch your words? Do you speak without regard of the consequences? I know many, if not all of you do watch what you say in certain circumstances. For example, when you are at work, I am sure you are careful what you say to a supervisor or manager. Or, if dealing with a police officer, surely you do not say whatever comes to mind. So, if we can control our words in some instances, why not all?
The importance of this cannot be overlooked at all. We are responsible for the words we speak, both to ourselves and to or about others. Our words can be givers of life or very destructive. The Bible tells us that: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue…” (Proverbs 18:21). The question is: does what we say build up or tear down?
Our words should “minister grace to the hearers”, whether that is you or me. Grace represents the favor of God and the favor of God is anchored in the Blessing of God. In other words, when we speak, we should consider the power of words and speak to build up EVERYONE who hears us…including ourselves.
It our ‘self-talk’ that truly makes a difference in the way we see ourselves and the world around us. The cycle of think—talk—think, truly has a great impact on what we experience in our daily lives. I know many of you may say: ‘I’m just calling things as they are’. But is it possible, things are that way because of the way you think and ultimately the way you talk? I’m just asking.
The words we say to ourselves matter because they are the foundation for our ability to receive from God. We are to speak what we believe and what we want to come to pass. You should never call yourself ‘dumb or stupid’. You should never ever say that ‘things don’t work for me’.
Your words should always be to the affirmative towards you. Regardless, if it is health, relationships or finances, it is always good when you speak to your benefit. Here is a clue; if you are speaking good things towards yourself…it is good. Likewise, if you are speaking badly against you…it is bad. Therefore, only speak those things which will build you up and bring good things to you.Have Faith1st ©2013 Faith1st Ministries