“What did you say?”

Jeremiah 1:12 (AMP)
Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am [actively] watching over my word to fulfill it.”

I have such a good Father. He knew years ago exactly what I would be facing. He knew I would go through years of self-doubt and low self-esteem, depression and heartache, brought on by years of verbal and emotional abuse. All too often we hear (or say) the words, “if God is such a loving God, then why does he allow these things to happen?” In the depths of my despair, I couldn’t find the sense to it. All I could do was complain about it all.

It has been said that it takes time invested in trial and error to become an expert, some of us are experts but not the way we want, because we are focused on the bad or lack in our lives. We should actually take our Father at his word and think as he told us, (paraphrased) Philippians 4:8, “whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” And we’re supposed to speak them, as well. We are his children and are instructed to copy Him.

Turn off the spigot of negative junk flowing so freely through the sound and air waves of our world, and also turn off the negative words coming from YOUR mouth. That’s right, your mouth was designed to speak the very Word of God and when all you can do is lament your troubles and worries, speaking bad words over yourself, you’re going to get the very things you don’t want. It takes the same effort to speak positive, Spirit filled words over your life and situation. The book of Genesis recorded the ultimate ‘How-To’ of all time, “And God said…” John 14:14 tells us, “You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” Are you speaking according to God’s will, or are you speaking in your own strength, or lack thereof?

“I’m so bad with names, I’ll never remember yours, and what was it again?”

“I’ll never get the job, money, girlfriend/boyfriend, car, house, I want.”

WHY would you speak that over yourself?

Take a moment to decide for yourself, “Am I HAPPY with the words that are coming out of my mouth concerning my life, kids, weight, job, or finances?” If not, then reset the clock, start your 10,000 hours to becoming an expert in speaking the Word of God. You will be amazed at how many names you DO remember, how often you arrive on time, how easy it is to leave the table without overeating. David knew what he was doing when he wrote, “Psalm 107:2, and let the redeemed of the Lord say so…”

Thank you Father, for your mercy and grace, I ask the Spirit to remind us to keep watch over the words we speak, and speak your word over everything in our lives. Amen.