Most of us have lived by the phrase “Actions speak louder than words.” The bible teaches us differently, it tells us how powerful words are, how we can bless and curse others or our own lives with mere utterances. Imagine seeds spewing out of our mouths when we speak, each one with an intent and an agenda, the soil they fall on is our responsibility. Seeds have one objective; grow. Although some of these seeds may never take root, most of them have an opportunity to work in our hearts and minds. As Kingdom citizens, we must learn the language of God and be cautious of tearing down our lives and others with what we say.
Proverbs 13:3 “Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.”
Words hold more power than we realize. Even scientists have created studies to prove this theory. Plants were given the same amount of food, water, and sunlight, the only variable for each plant was that one was listening to positive words and the other, negative. Over a month period the experiment concluded that the plant being told negative words was less vibrant and more withered than the other plant. Imagine the hearts and minds of those we’ve torn down or gossiped about, imagine the condition of their lives from the negative things we’ve said to them.
Ephesians 4:29 "Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear."
The word of God implores us to watch our mouths, to be slow to anger, to know the powerful results our words have. When we think of parents, leaders, and teachers in our lives and the things they’ve told us, we can see the evidence of their seeds. Many of us water them by perpetuating what has been said, good or bad. When good, we see the fruit of their kind words, the strength we feel from their affirmations and positive declarations. When bad, we can see the stifling weeds that have grown around the areas we’re self-conscience about or the underdeveloped places in our emotions and mindsets where word curses have taken a toll.
Proverbs 16:24 “Kind words are like honey – sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.”
So, how do we break word curses over our lives? “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 It requires the absolute TRUTH to combat what has been spoken over us and a renewed mind! It’s important for us to daily declare what the Lord has said about us and to uproot the negative. We must not speak curses but blessings over others and ourselves and as Kingdom citizens it’s up to us to learn Heaven’s language and use it daily.