“The tongue can bring death or life; those who Love to talk will reap the consequences.”
Proverbs 18:21 (NLT)
We don’t always realize it, but our words are packed with power. Words have 2 primary functions; either to kill or give life. Yet oftentimes we use our words nonchalantly, therefore giving life to negative situations and taking life from the positive ones. Basically, the words we speak over ourselves will play a part in the path we go down.
For example, 2PAC and BIG were perhaps the most influential artists of our time and they both died before the age of 26. I personally believe it’s because of the words they spoke over themselves. BIG’s album was literally dubbed “Ready To Die” while PAC had songs like “If I Die 2Nite” and “Death Around the Corner.” I believe that the words they spoke over themselves lead to their early deaths.
Now, most of us aren’t speaking death over us, but we do speak death over our situations. We say things like “This will never get better” or “there’s no way I could ever achieve that.” Instead of saying things like “I can do that because God’s word says I can do all things through Christ.”
Ultimately we have to realize our power is in our believing and our saying, and the first step to changing our situations is to change the words we speak. Therefore choose your words wisely, and speak life over your life.
– Brandon “Breeze” Dawson