Job 15:6 NKJV “Your own mouth condemns you, and not I; yes, your own lips testify against you.”
We like to blame every other person or situation for our challenges; but we are often responsible for whatever happens to us. The good and the bad were caused by us; by how we used our mouths; by the words we uttered. You say, Isn’t God responsible? God says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” and “as you have spoken in my ears, so will I do unto you.” Everything responds to your words!
Jesus said, “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” You see, your words are the raw materials that will be processed and turned into happiness, sadness, prosperity, poverty, success or suffering for you!
This is an example of how it works. Remember when the king wanted to reward Mordecai for his loyalty, he asked Haman, “What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour?” After Haman had given his suggestion, the king said to Haman, “Make haste… as thou hast said, do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king’s gate: let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken.” Wow! Powerful!
Understand that everyday you are like Haman, speaking to the king. The king could be your boss, your spouse, your parents, your lecturers, your government, your suppliers, members, customers, God, and many others; whether they hear you or not, your words are suggestions to them, and what you are saying is what’s happening! OMG! No wonder James said we should be slow to speak! Stop speaking foolishly, stop hurting yourself with your mouth! Bless yourself; bless your family, your ministry, your country, your economy and your business. Speak faith, speak life, speak goodness, success, strength, favour, health, wealth, progress and peace!
It is well with you, in the name of Jesus!