What You Say Does Matter

Our Words MatterLet 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
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Sebastian is a Christian, Author and Church Leadership trainer. His ministry calling, love for God, and His people; has led him into ministry of all types for over thirty years. He and his wife enjoy helping people in their walk of faith and finding solutions to the struggles of life, especially in the area of healing and marriage. Faith1st Blog is designed to open and continue the discussion on the subject of biblical "faith" as a "living" element of the Christian life. - "the just shall live by faith" - Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38 (KJV).

Posted in Believing, Devotional, Inspirational, Today's Word, Word Power
9 comments on “What You Say Does Matter
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  2. Such good encouragements….thank you Brother Sebastian. So well said….k


  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for reminding us again on our words. I can agree with you that, speech is the greatest gift giving to humanity to express the heart and mind of God, yet we take for granted this powerful gift. May the words of our mouth be acceptable to Him and bring grace to hearers too.
    -McDaniels Gyamfi


    • Sebastian says:

      Yes, yes! Oh, to only realize the power given to us in that expression! I believe there is a much needed awakening coming to the Body and thereby to the world-at-large; as Believers begin to TAKE CHARGE of our lives and our world through the power of our words!
      Blessings to you and yours!


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