A Harvest from our Words
I’ve heard it before from ministers all across the world. And I must say I agree with the statement. The statement being, “Words are seeds“. In fact, whatever is in a seed must produce after its own kind. For example, an apple seed will produce apples. This principle is especially true where words are concerned. Words are a powerful force. Yet that force can be positive or negative. A situation can worsen when you speak your words (negative words) about it. By the same token, when you speak God’s words, (good and positive words) your circumstances will change for the better. This is because words are like the rudder of a ship. Once spoken, words begin to steer your life in a specific direction.
If you possess any doubt about how powerful words are, think about this for a moment: God created the heavens and the earth with words. Why is this significant? Because you are made in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26), which means you are a ‘speaking spirit.’ You possess creative power and just like God, you frame your world with your words! Hebrews 11:3 says, “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible”.
My question to you is, what have you created with your words, what harvest are you getting? The Bible tells us when a man guards his mouth and keeps his tongue, he keeps himself from trouble (Proverbs 21:23, Amplified Bible). Is your life full of trouble or strife? If so, it could be that idle words have played a powerful role, whether consciously or subconsciously. Idle words are words spoken but not believed. Jesus said in Matthew 12:36 that, “… men will have to give account for every idle (inoperative, nonworking) word they speak.” The fact that we will one day give an account for every idle word should motivate us to choose our words wisely!
A further demonstration of how powerful words are can be found in Proverbs 18:21, which tells us life and death are in the power of the tongue. Think about it. If your words have the power to shape circumstances, and you constantly speak death, you will eventually destroy your life. For example, examine your speech where your health is concerned. Do you speak faith—filled words of life over your physical body? Or do you say things like, “I will probably die of cancer. After all, it runs in my family.”?
I once heard a well know minister say “this type of speaking turns on the death cycle and connects you to the very thing you do not want to happen”. I believe if we want to experience health or success in any area of our life, we must make the decision to turn on the life cycle, by searching the scriptures and declaring what the Word of God says about us. God’s Word produces life. Proverbs 4: 20-22 “My son give attention to my WORDS;…..for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.”
I have come to realize that the words we speak are very powerful. Therefore, we must never underestimate the power of our words, either through ignorance or neglect. Words are seeds, and good or bad, they will bring forth a harvest. Your words have creative power, let’s begin today to only speak words that produce life!