Remember in 1 Peter 3 it talks about refraining the tongue? Are you harmonious? Are you making peace with people? Are you sympathetic? Are you brotherly? If you see someone broken down on the side of the road, do you stop and help? Are you kindhearted? Are you willing to pick up the cost of a meal for somebody? Are you humble in your spirit? Do you brag about yourself, or do you keep your mouth shut and let other people say good things about you? The Bible says, don’t return evil for evil, insult for insult, give a blessing instead. You were called for this purpose that you might inherit a blessing. Keep your lips from speaking guile. Your words are critically important. Revelation 12:11 says,
“and they overcome the devil because of the blood of the lamb and by the word of your testimony.” Revelation 12:11 NASB
Your words will ensnare you or bless you. What are you speaking?
Are you a woman that misses her husband? Is your husband overseas fighting for our country? It is ok to miss him. It is not ok, however, to cry all the time, get depressed, and sleep. You need to get up every day and say, Lord, I thank you for my husband who is fighting for our country. Lord, I love you, I bless you, I honor you, thank you for a man who is a Hero. Send angels to protect him from bullets. Thank God that after he is done sowing seed for our country that he is going to come home and there will be all kinds of good seed to harvest for your family. Begin to change the way you speak. You overcome the devil with the word of your testimony.
“the thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy. I have come so that you might have life and have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 NASB
God wants you to have life abundantly. Words paint an image. They are a movie about our thoughts of our life. If you close your eyes and are thinking about something, you believe God for, begin to talk about it. Speak it, your words paint an image and create a movie that controls your thoughts about your life. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. So, when you are driving to work in the morning, begin thanking God for what you believe Him for. Don’t curse what you have. Be thankful for what you have while you are in the waiting process for God to give you what you believe Him for. Speak the movie that you want.
“you brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.” Matthew 12:34 NASB
Look deep into your heart, what are your words saying about you? If I listened to your words, would I figure out that you are depressed, lonely, broke, sick, miserable, or unhappy? Or would your words tell me, wow, this is a person that loves the Lord and believes God?