I struggled with writing this piece even though I knew it would need to be written. I wanted to be precise. I wanted to provide the exact Scripture reference. Finally, I sat down to put my idea on paper. I got the notion to write on this topic as I talked with a co-worker. My co-worker talked about calling out in the event of a storm event. I encouraged her to not to do that. She suggested that our employer notify us before we arrived at work. I agreed with her in prayer. I also prayed that we would get paid even if we work. When we finished praying, I heard the Holy Spirit say to me “Watch YOUR words”. I was like “Huh?” I did not understand. I thought I had been encouraging and sharing words of wisdom. The admonishment came more often as I talked with co-workers. I began to pay attention to the times when the Lord was giving that gentle reminder. The reminders came when I was about to say something unkind or when I was about to doubt God’s power. I had seen God honor my words since I had started working with that company.
You are probably asking what do mean by “Watching your words”. The Bible tells us in (Proverbs 18:21, KJV) “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” With our words we can declare death over our life, or we can declare life over a situation. In Matthew 12:36-37, Jesus says “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”
What is your confession? If you do not have the faith to believe what God has spoken to you through His Word, then hold the promise in your heart. Do not speak against it. Ask Father God to help you. Be quiet! Let God bring the promise to pass. If you have the faith to believe God’s promise, then thank Him. Pray blessings over the promise. Do not let others cast doubt on God’s promise. Continue to agree with God. Remember as you join with Jesus Christ, you gain authority and power. Your words have power.
Will you believe God as you face your current situation?
Vonyee K. Carrington