Why What You Speak Matters

Devotion on the Power of Words

Words Matter

If you’re like most teenagers, you’re speaking a lot of words everyday. You might be texting friends, posting on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or talking to friends in the hallway. The fact is, you’re using lots of words all day long. On average, a person speaks between 10,000 and 25,000 words a day. That’s a lot of words!

With so many words coming out of our mouths all day long, its understandable that God puts a lot of importance on the words we speak. For example, in Proverbs 18:21 it says, “Those who love to talk will experience the consequences, for the tongue can kill or nourish life. ” (NLT). That’s a pretty strong statement on the importance of your words.

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When you’re in math class and find out you missed 10 problems on the homework assignment, what comes out of your mouth? Do you say things like, “AHH! I’m so dumb…I’ll never get this!” Words like that will shut off your success in school.

The words you speak are important.

The words that you speak every day, even the smallest words, are important. They set the course and tone for your life. If you don’t like something that is happening in your life, pay attention to the words that you’ve been speaking regarding that thing or situation. Perhaps you need to begin to speak words of life.

Words will direct the course of your life, so begin to pay attention to what you’re speaking.

Pray: God, I choose to pay attention to the words that I speak each day. I ask you for your help in speaking words of life over me each day. I know that my words are important and I choose to speak words of life every day. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

 Listen: Words by Hawk Nelson

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  • Prophet-Prince Chigozie C Azudiugwu
    March 27, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    You re’right beloved.Words offcourse are very powerful positively or negetively.God Himself started, created ,hanged,healed every thing/people with words-Gen 1.Mk 5.Words are powerful because it works in unity with Holy Spirits or evil spirits depending on whether evil or good words-Ephe.6 .17.Jesus said in Mt 12.37 by your words you are justified or condernmed .Many are in grave ,hospital,confusions,fears,in hatreds,divisions ,divorces,evacuations and lost one another due to words they received or speak.Words come from heart condition direct to tongue then enters to the ears with good or evil spirit.Jesus said ‘out of the aboundant of the heart the mouth speaks’.All of us must repent,call it a sin and tell God to heal your heart and tongue.THEN CHANGE WHAT YOU HEAR.