What if every word I have ever spoken is out there incubating and producing something in my life?
In fact, the Bible says that
“Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and he who loves it will eat the fruit of it.” Proverbs 18:21
Even God Himself created everything with the words He spoke, so what am I creating? Obviously, we are not God, but He has given us the power of creativity concerning our own world.
At all times, I am either speaking life or death. Personally, I have always detested gossip and don’t make friends with those who do gossip…so ultimately my close circle is fairly small. I have always thought that if someone gossips TO ME, they will eventually gossip ABOUT ME…so, as a general rule, I avoid gossip and keep confidence when someone shares with me.
…but what about those words that I’ve spoken about my situation? What about the sharp, cutting words that I can use against those close to me when I feel hurt? Is my mouth defying my faith? Is my mouth in line with God’s plan or am I prophesying death where I should be cultivating life? Am I saying what God is saying or am I fighting His will by the seeds I sow through the words I say?
I have heard that if you want to know what’s in your heart, listen to what is coming out of your mouth because
“…out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” Like 6:45
(If you want to know what someone is dealing with, just listen to them for a bit, and it will eventually come out of their mouth.)
What I REALLYbelieve will come out of my mouth, and if I have been speaking doubt and unbelief, then what are my words incubating right now?
I also think there is something powerful about the words that come from a woman’s mouth. I am not a “feminist” per se, but I do believe that women have been gifted by God to carry and birth life (as is evidenced by the natural ability to carry children). What if spiritually, we have been given the ability to do the same with our words? Are we using our words to nurture and incubate the promise of God in our life or are we lashing out and speaking death when our emotions get riled up?
If you, like me, have realized that there may be some things coming out of your mouth that aren’t in line with God and His Word and you’d like to get it right today, please pray this with me:
Father, I realize that I have been using my mouth to oppose you and the plan that you have for my life, and I repent. Please forgive me, and put a guard over my mouth to remind me to be mindful of what I say. Help me to fill myself with your Word, so that I am speaking life and incubating Your promises. Draw me closer to your heart as I walk in faith and speak in faith. I give you all the glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.