“The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born.” (Psalm 33:6 NLT)
Going back to the beginning
From the beginning of the bible we see creation. God spoke and things and humans came into being. Proverbs 18:20-21 helps us to see our role in the direction of our own lives and what an impact our mouths can have, whether good or bad, “A man’s [moral] self shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth; and with the consequence of his words he must be satisfied [whether good or evil]. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].” (AMP) Fast forwarding into the New Testament in Ephesians the same idea is repeated, “Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God’s favor) to those who hear it.” (Ephesians 4:29 AMP) These scriptures help us to see how our words have creative power and can build and tear down.
Words can change the atmosphere. Have you ever been in a room and someone says something and its at the perfect time making a difficult situation seem better, or where someone says something and totally destroys another person’s self confidence. The scriptures above help us to see how we should be encouraging, loving and careful with our words. Just one word can spur someone to start a better career or even just brighten their day. Not only do words affect others they can affect yourself. Your self talk needs to have the creative power of the Holy Spirit, which is uplifting and fruitful. Speak His promises over your life and situations, such as “I’m the head and not the tail”, “the works of my hands are blessed,” “the fruit of my body is blessed,” “I’m blessed coming in and going out,” these just a few verses and they are found in Deuteronomy chapter 28. Pick scriptures that speak to the area where you need uplifting and create in yourself, using the power of the word of God, an atmosphere that will bring forth the creative power of the Holy Spirit and through that you can be uplifting outwardly showing others how to create with the life giving power of the word of God.
James 3:3-9 MSG
[3-4] A bit in the mouth of a horse controls the whole horse. A small rudder on a huge ship in the hands of a skilled captain sets a course in the face of the strongest winds. A word out of your mouth may seem of no account, but it can accomplish nearly anything—or destroy it! [5-6] It only takes a spark, remember, to set off a forest fire. A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do that. By our speech we can ruin the world, turn harmony to chaos, throw mud on a reputation, send the whole world up in smoke and go up in smoke with it, smoke right from the pit of hell. [7-9] This is scary: You can tame a tiger, but you can’t tame a tongue—it’s never been done. The tongue runs wild, a wanton killer. With our tongues we bless God our Father; with the same tongues we curse the very men and women he made in his image. Curses and blessings out of the same mouth!
Satan will even have you destroy your reputation based on the words that you allow to come out of your mouth. Be careful what you say. What say starts in your mind. Create, in your mind a place for God’s word to dwell. So when you feel overwhelmed and you want to create chaos with your words, you can remember and draw on the true words of scripture to bring you back under control.