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According to Proverbs 18:21 Life And Death Are In The Power Of The Tongue. In case you are at a loss of what in the world that even means I am going to break it down to you so that you can know if you are speaking life or death into your situation.
Because some people are out here speaking death into their life and they have no clue that they are even doing it. And then they wonder why their life sucks and nothing is going right for them. If this is you, then you may be a victim of your own tongue.
Life And Death Are In The Power Of The Tongue ~ #1 How Your Words Have Power
Life and death are in the power of the tongue. Speaking life and death into a situation may seem extreme because many of you may think that words do not have power. They are not guns, knives, or physical weapon so how much power could they actually have? A lot, and here is why. The first Bible verse I want to point to is Matthew 12:34 in which it states:
Out of the Abundance of the Heart, the Mouth Speaks Matthew 12:34
The reason that words have power is that your words symbolize what your heart is full of and what your heart is full of is in essence who you are. Think of when you say something or when you speak something, most of the time it is not by random.
The reason why you say it is because this is what you REALLY feel in your heart. And according to Proverbs 23:7 whatever a man thinks in his heart so is it. The point I am trying to make here is that your words and your heart are tied into one. This is why your words have so much power because your words symbolize what your heart is full of, and whatever your heart is full of is who you are as a person.
Also, you should really check out my video on complaining and how it actually hindered God’s blessing that is how strong your mouth is. And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel by clicking here.
Life And Death Are In The Power Of The Tongue ~ #2 What Comes Out Of Your Mouth Is Who You Are
Life and death are in the power of the tongue because whatever comes out of your mouth is really who you are. With your words, you can come across as sounding very cocky or very humble. And if you sound cocky then more than likely you are a cocky person. If every time you open your mouth you curse people or are downright a nasty behind person then that is a reflection of who YOU are as opposed to being a reflection on the other person. This brings me to my next point.
Life And Death Are In The Power Of The Tongue ~ #3 Speaking Death To Other People
Life and death are in the power of the tongue therefore, your words have the power to curse people, the power to provoke people, and the power to piss people off with your mouth. And know that if you choose to exercise that power then you never know what long-lasting effect it may have. I wrote about this in a blog on how other people’s issues can make you develop your own issues.
Imagine that if you are always called ugly, fat, or worthless by someone else. Time and time again and over and over again what power that would have over the other person. That can make someone else develop insecurities or have lifelong self-esteem problems based on people constantly speaking death to them and about them.
Life And Death Are In The Power Of The Tongue ~ #4 Speaking Life To Other People
With the same mouth that you choose to tear people down, you also have the power to praise people, offer encouragement, and give good advice. Imagine if instead of being nasty to other people and instead of calling them names or picking off on their insecurities and making people feel bad about themselves.
You can also speak life into other people and offer encouragement instead of shutting them down. You have the power that when you see someone is down, depressed, or need picking up to be a source of positive energy and choose to say something good because it may be the only positive things they are hearing that day.
And remember MOST of all, the way you speak to people says something about you. And choosing to take time out of your day to lift someone up with your words, speaks to the kind of person you are.
#5 Common Ways That People Speak Death Into Their Situation
So often we complain, develop a negative attitude, and from that negative attitude, you start saying negative things out of your mouth. And with negative talk comes negative consequences, negative consequences for yourself as well as the person you are talking about or talking to.
Just stop to reflect on where negativity starts. When things start to get bad; we first start to think of how bad things are, then we start to complain about how bad things are, and then before we know it, complaining is all that we do and soon the complaining is what consumes us. If you know what I am talking about this type of behavior is EXACTLY what speaking death is.
You can speak death against your own progress, by simply saying you CAN’T do something. You can speak DEATH to your destiny, with the power of your words.
I also suggest you check out my video where I talk more about this below.
Saying things like “ I will always be poor, I will always struggle, I will always be alone, or no one will ever want me.” All of these things are examples of speaking death into your situation. And the reason why we call it speaking death is that your words are actually preventing something from coming to pass.
If you are tired of being single and you are always complaining that no one will one you, then you are just speaking DEATH into any future relationship. That is why you see people who are always speaking negatively are always stuck in the same place.
Life And Death Are In The Power Of The Tongue ~ #6 How To Speak Life
Now that we have talked so much about death let’s talk about how to speak life. Speaking life to your situation means getting up every day and thanking God for your future, even though you have not seen it yet. Instead of complaining about what God has not done for you yet or blaming other people for your problems.
Speaking life means that instead of saying everything that comes to your brain, you think before you speak and choose to say something positive over saying something negative. Watching your words and speaking words of encouragement to yourself and other people is how you speak life.
Speaking life means transforming your heart. Because if you are always speaking death then YES there is something wrong with your heart. Transform it into something positive, so that your mouth cannot even fathom negative talk, because your mouth speaks what your heart is full of.
And please believe, this is not an easy process. It is within human nature to complain about what we don’t have, who is doing what to us, and why. But you are going to have to train yourself to stop being negative, bridle your tongue, and train your mouth. When you catch yourself doing or saying something negative then STOP doing it.
The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. Proverbs 18:21
If we know that words have power and the tongue can bring death and you reap the consequences of that, imagine if you were to speak life how much consequence you can reap. Not just speaking life into yourself and your situation but speaking life into others.
If you see your fellow sister or brother down, give them encouragement. Speak life into them! Do not let your friend, family member, brother, or sister have a negative attitude around you. Do not let them die!
Even if they are sitting around complaining and speaking death into themselves, as their friend, co-worker, associate, or person just passing by, speak life into them! It can make a world of a difference to them and for you.
For out of the abundance of the heart, his mouth speaks so if your heart is good, you should speak well. And if you are the type of person that engages in negative talk, then I am sorry to say but your heart is corrupt. So be slow to speak, quick to listen, and slow to anger.
Think before you speak and do away with the negative talk and negative attitude. Words have power, think about what you’re saying. Think about whether what you are saying is adding value to the conversation or taking away. Think about whether your words are speaking life to a situation or death. I have another video about it below.
Here are some of my suggestions for journals. What I have found is that when you actually write down positive things about yourself, other people, and what you are thankful for then it can become much easier to speak life. You can also check out my blog post on how I journal by clicking here.
It is easy to complain about everything if you do not see the good things that are happening all around you. Because whatever thing, life, or situation you are complaining about there is someone out there wishing that they have the same exact life as you.
Purge yourself of complaining, negativity, and anything that comes out of your mouth that is negative, and just speak life. In the world we live in, it is valued to curse people out and come at people any kind of way.
But in the end, a person that has self-control and is secure does not need to do all of that. Learn to act classy, (see my blog here on how to act classy), learn how to tame your tongue, learn new words so that you are able to articulate yourself better when you get angry, and learn assertive communication over aggressive communication.
You want to be the person that when they speak, people actually want to hear what you have to say not the person that everyone dreads to hear from every time she opens her mouth. Think about it.
If you find this information useful or if you know another sister that can be a little reckless with her mouth. Then don’t be selfish. Share this information with her.
I can tell you how to speak life and I actually want to show you my ebook The Ultimate Law of Attraction and Christianity Manifestation Guide that will teach you how to speak life and prosper in all areas of your life. Click here or the picture below to learn more.