Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21 NKJV
Do you ever wonder why God would declare – Say to them, ‘As I live,’ says the Lord, ‘just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will do to you?
It is because He knows the power of words.
History has it that the only way God could stop men from building a tower against his will was to break their words. Genesis 11:1-9
So contrary to popular opinions, your words can either make or mar you.
If you want to change your life for the best, you must take your words very seriously.
The enemy knows how powerful your words are and the first thing he attacks in your life is the kind of words you speak.
Anything you see in your life at the moment is a function of something you have said in the past.
Take a look at your life and where you are at the moment, if you don’t like it, then take the initiative to change your life by changing your words.
This is not complicated. It is a simple law that can harm you without your consent.
Our Father the creator of all the universe did everything by the use of words.
He saw darkness and declared – “Let there be light”. And the results? There was light.
All His creation came into existence through His words.
This same principle of speaking was evident in the life of the prophets all through scriptures.
You will see examples like, “according to the Word of the Lord to me”, “Thus saith the Lord”. All these were expressions of faith through words.
These men and women wrought miracles through the use of words. The scripture, using the heroes of faith as an example, shows you how you can change your life with your words.
Consider the life of Abraham. Before the change of his name to Abraham, he was Abram.
Abram means exalted father. But when the Lord gave him the promise of a child despite being old, He changed his name to Abraham.
Abraham means Father of a multitude. Imagine Abraham going back to his friends and servant to announce, at his age without any heir to his estate, that he was the Father of a multitude.
It may have sounded stupid. Yet the Father knew that for Abraham’s life to change, he had to change what he said about himself.
As Abraham continued to speak his name, his heart aligned with what he and other people called him and before long Isaac was born.
There is an important principle here that you have to pay close attention to; to change your life, you have to change what you say about yourself.
Our faith is called the “profession” for a reason. This is because we are sons and daughters of God. If you want to have results that will change the world for Christ, you have to use words as our Father used it.
You serve a God who calls the things that be not as though there were.
If your life is not where you have hoped it will be, you can change your life by what you profess henceforth.
This same principle of speaking was evident in the life of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.
When He wanted to open the eyes of the blind, He declared himself as the light of the world.
At the tomb of Lazarus before calling him forth from the dead, our Lord Jesus Christ proclaimed himself as the resurrection and the life.
Go through the gospels and you find this principle at work over and over again. You can change your life by speaking the right words.
What kind of words exactly must you speak?
You have to speak the same Word that God speaks about you.
Our faith, like I mentioned earlier, is called our confession or profession.
But these days confession has been interpreted only to mean the confession of sins.
It doesn’t end there. In the Greek, the word confession is homologeó
HELPS Word-Study describes it as – voice the same conclusion, i.e. agree (“confess”); to profess (confess) because in full agreement; to align with (endorse).
So, for example, the word of God declares, “by the stripes of Christ you were healed”. The word also declares, “always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work”.
Yet when you look at your health and your finances all may not be well.
Your current predicament is a fact, but it not the truth.
The truth is that you are what God’s word says you are.
And the best way to change your life from what it is to what it should be is to maintain the same confession with the Father.
My pastor, Mayowa Agboade, made a profound statement about how the devil works to distract you from God’s promises.
He said the devil does not mind if you have money. He is more interested in the process that makes you the money.
So in the name of having enough to eat, you can decide to become a drug dealer or an internet fraud merchant.
Or you can look for a job or start a business, no matter how small it is, and trust the Father to bless the works of your hand.
As long as you don’t depend on the Father and the workings of His Spirit, the enemy is fine. But the day you decide to stick to the process that glorifies the Father, the enemy will attack and try to distract you.
At this point, you have to maintain the confession of your faith to change your life.
When it seems it is getting darker you don’t scream and say darkness is taking over. When you do that, guess what you will see? More darkness.
So instead of confessing darkness, align with the Fathers’ word.
If your finances is suffering and you pay your tithe and give offerings to the glory of Christ;
Maintain your confessions by saying, –
“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
This is how to change your life from what it is to what it ought to be.
How long must you continue the confession of your faith?
Till the day you meet the Lord Jesus Christ. This is not an exercise that expires after you have enough money or become free from an illness or trouble.
It is the way of life for you as a child of God. If you have to change your life yearly and continue to grow, then you have to continue speaking what the Word of God says about you.
And finally, know that the words you speak are the seeds that put the power of God to work in an area where is it needed.
Our Lord Jesus Christ says, “The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.”
Hence, to work the works of God and fulfil the mandate of heaven over your life is dependent on what you speak on a regular basis.
It doesn’t matter where your life is at the moment. You can change your life by changing what you confess starting today.
Thank you for reading!