From Thought to Word to Destiny
Jesus said, “Let there be light!” There was light. He said, “Lazarus come forth,” and he came forth. He also said, “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
With up to 50,000 thoughts per day running through our minds there is ample opportunity to release those thoughts through our words. It all begins right there in our minds. Those thoughts unchecked will direct the course of your life.
So, we must first examine what it is we are allowing into our soul (mind, will, emotions) each day. Are you watching TV or listening to radio? If so, what types of programs are you giving permission to enter your soul and shape your life?
Everything that comes your way each day affects you. Sounds, sights, feelings, etc… If the truth of the Word of God is dwelling in you daily however, it will warn you of invading forces sent to apprehend your mind and heart. Simply put, whatever you allow to access your thoughts, perceptions, and dreams, will eventually shape your character and control your destiny. It’s like a computer virus. It will come in a way that you may not even realize because you’re just doing your thing as usual. Then one day, BAM, down goes your computer.
Do you find yourself speaking words to or about people which are born of fear, anger, or insecurity? At the moment those words escape your lips they have been given life. We must speak life! This especially true in marriage. The husband and wife are to love, honor, and bless each other daily. They are to pray and speak life and courage into each other. En-courage (put courage in,) not dis-courage (take courage out).
God has the perfect plan for your life! He knew you before you were in your mother’s womb. you have been fearfully and wonderfully made in His image. Isn’t it possible that He also has an amazing plan for you? By taking captive EVERY thought and making it give up and obey Christ, you can control your thoughts, therefore your words, and allow God to shape your character leading to Divine destiny by speaking life into every situation!
Below are just a few examples of words I hear people speak regularly to their children and each other.
They say: Instead Say:
You’re killing me I Thank God for you
You’ll never amount to anything You can accomplish anything
We can’t afford that We’ll pray for provision
You’re so stupid You are so intelligent
Don’t wreck the car Drive safely
My diabetes is killing me I thank God for perfect health
You’re going to give me a heart attack You bless my heart
I’m scared Thank you for courage
I’m sorry I apologize
Words such as “we cannot afford that” can actually plant a seed pf poverty! Once we take ownership of a disease or circumstance, it now owns us! Jesus is either the Son of God and spoke truth or not. We get to decide what to believe and how much of it we have in our lives.
My prayer is that we all choose life! The eternal words of life. Get into God’s word and let it pour over you as you soak in His rich presence. Do this and watch how life changes!