I was praying over a specific situation in my life the other week. It is something that has been weighing heavy on my heart and something that we have been dealing with almost daily. While praying I felt the Lord show me my actions, my thoughts, and my words. I realized so quickly how I have been so frustrated and have been speaking that frustration. I was not speaking life over it.
So often we speak from a place of frustration, anger, annoyance, disappointment, etc. We allow our “in the moment” feelings be the place we speak from. Instead, we should look past those feelings and speak life over any situation. I am sure we all know a person who just drags others down. How do they do that? With their words of course.
I realized what I was doing was wrong and I needed to change. I asked God to give me the eyes to see the situation like he does. Since this prayer, I have totally noticed a change in my thoughts and feelings. I feel encouraged, empowered, and at peace.
Proverbs 18:21 (NLT)
21 The tongue can bring death or life;
those who love to talk will reap the consequences.
Did you read that above? What we speak has the power to bring DEATH or LIFE! And- we as the speakers will reap the consequences of our words. We will either live with the death or life of the words we speak.
I want to be a person who speaks LIFE and lives LIFE. I do not want to speak or live death nor do I want those around me to feel that.
I tend to be a positive person and only want to see the good in all situations and people. However, those words that speak death still makes its way to my mouth, without even realizing.
Speaking life starts with our actions. Making an effort to only speak life instead of death until one day, it becomes a state of being. Whenever thoughts of doubt or frustration enters my mind, I speak against them.
You know that saying, misery loves company. It’s so true. Those who are miserable speak those words and search for others who feel the same way.
There are definitely times where someone can be frustrated or upset etc. But allowing those moments to control our thoughts and the words that come out of our mouth allows those moments to become the state of which me live. I recently wrote about Joy and living a life that leads with Joy. Speaking words of Life is rooted in Joy and Joy is rooted in Jesus.
Speaking words of Life over others only encourages and builds one another up. If there is someone in your life that whenever you think of them only bad thoughts come to your mind- start speaking life over that person and those thoughts.
If there is a job or financial situation that controls the way you feel and think about it- start speaking positivity over them. Speak God’s promises over your life and your future.
Let’s get real here- if someone is in a marriage where all they think and speak about is words of negativity, where do you expect that marriage to go? Speaking words of Life over your spouse and your relationship will then turn into you reaping the consequences of those words: a blessed marriage instead of a broken one.
Our words are powerful and too often we do not give them enough credit. If there is something in your life that you are dealing with that only brings negative words to your mind or lips- I pray that those negative thoughts a words will be replaced with life and joy.
If you want me to pray for those situations- shoot me an email or message me. I love getting messages from others to pray with them.