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You Are What You Speak

Never underestimate The Power of your words

Ever since childhood, I've always had a bit of a sly tongue. A glutton for attention and a few good laughs, I would say anything that came to mind with little regard for how it might be received or what the consequence might be. My grandmother used to call it "mouth trouble," but I didn't understand what that meant. As I got older, I learned that words did lead to trouble. I've seen how just a few words can damage relationships, lead to self-sabotage, and worse. Words have power.

"For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there, but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes out from My mouth; it shall not return to Me empty, but shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it." Isaiah 55:10-11 ESV

This passage reveals four things to me:

  1. God's words are intentional and have a specific goal to accomplish.

  2. God's words produce a good harvest; it gives life and nourishment to those who hear it.

  3. God's word is backed by a 100% guarantee - it will come to pass.

  4. Since we are God's creation and image-bearers, our words also have power. The type of harvest we produce is up to us. We can use our power to either produce or destroy; nourish or diminish; revive or kill.

In my own life, I am discovering the power of the words I speak over my past, present and future circumstances. When I embrace God's perspective about my situation, I always see a good harvest. I move closer to my purpose. Whenever I choose to be negative or complain, I always see a negative harvest and I gets nowhere (yes, I meant to say gets).

We tend to believe our own words more that we believe anyone else's, and our behavior is a reflection of what we believe. That's why it's hard for some of us to accept a compliment or kudos for a job well done; we've already convinced ourselves that we aren't good enough or have missed the mark in some way. It's time to change the narrative! Let's get rid of the defeatist language we are so used to, and replace it with the words of someone who is More than a Conqueror (Romans 8:37).

This year, let's choose words that heal diseases, break chains, and move mountains!

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Ann Pippin
Ann Pippin
Jan 16, 2023

Thank you! What a great message and so very true.


Vanessa Crawford
Vanessa Crawford
Jan 16, 2023

Amen!! Great blog/article! 🙌🏾

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