How Saying the Right Things Can Change Your Life!


Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue…” And Hebrews 4:14 (AMP) says we should “hold fast our confession [of faith in Him]”

Confession means “to say the same thing as.” As the High Priest of our confession, Jesus can only do what we’re saying that agrees with His Word. So it’s vital for us to learn how to speak the Word of God and not just say things based on our feelings or even what others have said about us.

I believe we’ll have greater success with this if we concentrate on what we should be saying, rather than focusing on all the things we shouldn’t say. It’s self-defeating to go around saying things like, “I shouldn’t do that… I’d better not do this…”

I want to encourage you to really listen to yourself. Where’s your heart? See Luke 6:45. We need to stop saying, “Oh, I didn’t mean that. I was just kidding.” And we need to start being accountable for the words we speak.

The truth is, the things we say come from something that is formed in our heart. So you can determine where your heart is by listening to yourself. You can hear bitterness and jealousy…insecurity and unhappiness.

What Changing the Way You Talk Will Do

“We all have room to grow in our relationship with God.”

Do you need a change of heart? All of us do. We all have room to grow in our relationship with God.

And the way to make progress is to speak His language…

  • Bless everything you can possibly bless. James 3:8-10 says we have the power to bless or curse with the words of our mouth.
  • Be thankful and say so! (See Psalm 100:4.) Don’t just think about how much you appreciate someone – tell them!
  • Be an encourager. Give someone an encouraging word every day.
  • Tell the truth!
  • Speak the Word of God. Recite and memorize verses that deal with things you want to change or overcome – anger, unforgiveness, insecurity…
  • Don’t talk too much. Be quick to hear and slow to speak.

I encourage you to pray and ask God to help you use your mouth to say the right things. When you do, it will change your life!

One Response to How Saying the Right Things Can Change Your Life!

  1. Peter says:

    From what a person speaks, you can jugde who he/she is in the book of Proverbs 4:23 we should guard our hearts with diligence for out of it are issues of life. From the verse its clear that all issues of life whether good or bad are in our heart.And from the heart,the output is our mouth, so we need to be keen on what we say and we should ask our Lord Jesus Christ to lead us from negative thinking.