Friends, our Words have the Power to Speak Life and Truth! Now the hard question. Have you ever said something out of anger that you regret and want to take them back?
I know I certainly have. I’m willing to make an educated guess that you didn’t use words that have the power to speak life and truth.
It’s like as soon as the words fly out of our mouths we think now why did I go and say that!
HELLO! CAN I HAVE A REWIND PLEASE!
Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way.
Once words are spoken, they can not be taken back no matter how much we Pray they could be.
The damage has been done, unfortunately!
Jesus said, “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45
In other words, what’s truly in our heart, will flow out of our mouth.
Whether that be good or bad.
As a follower of Jesus Christ, we MUST use his example of:
Trusting heart, that produced an encouraging tongue.
Loving heart, that produced a gracious tongue.
Faithful heart, that produced a truthful tongue.
Peaceful heart, that produced a reconciling tongue.
I can only speak for myself.
I would much prefer to use my tongue to encourage and uplift others in the same way my Heavenly Father did. We need to speak life and truth.
Notice I used the word prefer!
It’s a true statement that I do NOT always follow Christ’s example.
I know I should.
I know as a Christian, that’s what I’m called to do.
Now ask me if I follow his example always?
That would be a big NO!! Sad but True!
I am human, and I’m flawed by nature.
However, that does NOT give me the excuse, to treat people poorly, and say things, I know good and well I shouldn’t.
Now here is where it gets real.
Get ready to roll your pants up y’all, cause it’s gonna get deep in here real fast
Satan comes only to steal, kill and destroy. John 10:10
Satan thrives on us, using our tongues, in a manner, that isn’t pleasing, to the Lord. Keep in mind you and I must choose words that speak life and truth.
Here comes the truth.
Now see where you find yourself being convicted of the:
- Critical heart produces a critical tongue.
- Self-righteous heart produces a judgmental tongue.
- Bitter heart produces a harsh tongue.
- Ungrateful heart produces a grumbling tongue.
Can you see your heart in how your words flow out in these suggestions?
I know I am guilty of all of them!
It burdens my heart to admit that.
But the truth will stand when the world is on fire.
If we aren’t willing to admit these truths to ourselves how do we ever think we will stop letting them control our every word.
We do NOT realize or we flat-out do NOT care that the power of the words we use can destroy!
Words can be the death of marriages, families, friendships, churches, reputations, and the list can go on and on.
It’s in the heat of the moment, we tend to lash out, and think what we said later.
More often than not, it’s towards someone we Love most.
We’ll sit and dwell on what we spoke, and let our words fester like a blister.
You already know what comes next.
We start pointing fingers, at anyone and everyone but our self!
We will try to excuse our actions and behavior.
You started it!
It’s your fault!
No one wants to admit they were in the wrong in how they approached something or handled a situation and say I’m Sorry.
Be ye angry, and sin not, let not the sun go down upon your wrath. Ephesians 4:26
Friends this verse is saying to us make things right!
If you go to bed angry, it gives Satan a foothold, in your mind and heart.
Have you ever heard this phrase? If you give them an inch, they’ll take a mile.
Same concept here.
Satan will try, to twist and turn your words!
Satan will have you believe ALL kinds of lies that what you spoke was justified.
We can NOT allow that to happen
It will set you on a downward spiral that you don’t want to be on.
Trust me on that! I’ve been there done that more times than I can count!
If you find yourself getting angry and want to lash out at another, let these scriptures speak truth to you
Write them down, if you must.
Count to 10, turn away.
Do what it takes, to make you be the man or woman, you know you should be.
WWJD: What Would Jesus Do? He is the one we are to imitate! What would he speak to you and I?
I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words, you will be condemned. Matthew 12: 36-37
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29
But now you must put aside all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your mouth. Colossians 3:8
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice. Psalm 37:30
The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off. Proverbs 10:31
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32
Trust me, Friends, I am reminding myself, of these Scriptures also
I know how hard it is not wanting to verbally attack someone who is coming at you full force.
Satan works in those instances more than any other time in my opinion. Satan is our enemy and does NOT want us to use words that speak truth and life.
He wants discord! Satan wants friction!
He doesn’t want us to Forgive the one who has wronged us!
If he keeps us in separation, from those we feel have wronged us or vice versa, he is winning!
I have read the last book in the Bible.
Satan, DOES NOT WIN! GOD WINS AND WE WILL ALSO IF ONLY WE PUT OUR “TRUST IN JESUS!”
I want to leave you with one final thought.
Our words can be used to wound or heal!
So choose wisely!
Once they are said, they can NOT be taken back!
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My name is Angie and I’m all “about” sharing the unconditional Love, Hope, Restoration, and Salvation, that is found in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I write about where my life was before accepting Christ Jesus as my Savior and my journey now as I walk with Him daily. Thank You so much for taking time out of your day to spend a few moments in mine. If you found this post encouraging can I ask you to Please share it with someone else who may need to read it as well? You can share via the buttons below.