We all have heard it spoken of on numerous occasions about how our words define who we are and I particularly believe that one of the most precious gifts given humanity by God apart from the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ is the natural gift of words; our abilities to express ourselves in words. It is one of the extraordinary gifts of God to us. It is the time when we get to know the real you, when your inner personality is brought to the fore; little wonder the Bible says that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Matt 12:34).
Your words are very important, they mean everything but unfortunately not many persons have realized this and it is one of the reasons some people live ordinary lives-average lives at best here on earth. An average Nigerian commercial driver is a very good example, he revels in derogatory, demeaning and non-edifying words and you can be sure this is what the devil wants, he jumps at such opportunity to wreck unimaginable havoc through spoken words with reckless abandon because that is what he knows how to do best: to kill, to steal and to destroy… No wonder some (not all) of them live a very confused life.
Everything that was given to man by God is activated through words, remember the story of creation in the book of Genesis, recall that the Bible said of God in chapter 1:3 that “and God said…” (KJV and Amplified) while the Message translation puts it as “God spoke… ” this would later be reaffirmed in the book of Romans 4:17b where it says “even God, who makes alive the dead, and calls those things which be not as though they were…so since time immemorial, words have been operational whether we’re aware of it or not. Your salvation was based on words: you received salvation by words and you maintain it by words (Romans 10:9-10).
Your success, failure, prosperity, sickness, health, poverty, defeat or victory all depend on your words; everything you need to fulfil your purpose in this life has been packaged and given unto you through the power of your words, He gave you the ability to speak, to use your mouth to chart the course of your life- it now depends on whether you chart the course aright or amiss. Your mouth wasn’t given primarily for eating, drinking and gossips, it has been given to steer your life in God’s direction for you – so learn to talk right, make it a conscious effort to speak positive, edifying words into your life and the lives of others.
Talking right simply means talking the Word only and alone, it means valuing what you say and learning to keep promises, your words must ooze out integrity, they must mean something to you. The Bible in 1 Peter 2:9 reminded us of our goodly heritage in Christ as a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation and a peculiar people simply put a people set over nations and kingdoms to pull down strongholds and build foundations (Jeremiah 1:10); a people of unrivaled authority and power whose words should always carry power (Eccl 8:4)…but unfortunately many of us have watered down the authority in our mouths that our words are just windbags, no power whatsoever. This shouldn’t be the case because as a God-ordained king your words must carry such power that it sends chills down the spines of the devil and his cohorts, he should be so terrified whenever you open your mouth even if only it’s just to eat a roll of sausage; you must be like your heavenly Father who watches over His words to perform it (Jere 1:12).
For you there should be no idle, inoperative words because you shall be held accountable on judgement day (Matt 12:36), never get into that habit of speaking loose and careless statements for they’ll produce results for you.
Let me encourage you to be serious about letting the world see Jesus in you through your character which is often expressed through your words. Therefore speak wholesome, gracious words seasoned with salt everytime and everywhere. Consciously store God’s words in the reservoir of your heart for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks and as the word dwells richly in your heart, you will develop and speak right, gracious and faith-filled words which will bring a positive result into your life… Have yourself a victorious new year ahead