How Important are My Words
Are our words important? How does God view what I’m saying?
In the Bible we can see that how important words are to God. He created the world by speaking. He always emphasized the writing down of His words to His people.
There used to be a time in our culture/society’s past where all a person had to do was give you “their word” that they would do something and you could consider it done. Now it is almost a novelty that someone will do something solely based on their word. This should not be so.
“The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.”
Our words are this important. Have you ever noticed that people who speak negatively or dwell on bad things tend to have bad things always pop up in their life. It seems like they go from one crazy situation to another crazy situation.
Don’t Be Scared
A word of caution here: Don’t be scared to the degree that you’re never going to say another word. That’s not what God wants either. Be encouraged that while we now know how important our words are, God also has given us the right words that we should be saying. Words that encourage people and not tear them down.
Our words can bring life or death with them. Why would I want to speak death over the person that cut me off in traffic? Do I want to speak death on my boss for writing me up for something? In the moment that these things happen we may say “Yes”, we want to say something to these people. However, God has called us to be better than our feelings.
We Have a Choice
We have a choice in the words that we say. Will it always be easy? No, it won’t be easy and there will be times where people or situations will test us. Even in those moments, God has made a way for us to speak the right words.
“Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.” –Psalm 91:1-2
This is an example of what we can say when times are hard or when we don’t know what to say. It helps us to remember to take time to go to God before we react to every person or situation.
How have you kept an eye on what you say?