All throughout the Bible, we see several examples of men and women of faith whose lives were profoundly impacted by the confessions of their own tongue. Without blinking an eye, we all can quickly point to King David, whose confessions of God’s Might and Power, seem astounding even when there was just an inch, between him and death!
We all marvel at such an awesome Faith and wonder why we aren’t the same way. At the smallest challenge of sorts, our soul sinks and our tongue begins to pour the worst possibilities and bring upon us terrible nightmares! Our mind is pretty much like Google, in a sense! Dr Google is the only doctor who will tell you that you can even die, with a common cold! Don’t you ever divulge into Google during times of despair…. the chances of you feeling better after consulting Dr Google is very minimal. On the other hand, I’ll tell you what works better!
Positive Confessions of Faith. Whatever negative thoughts come into our heads, well, you know who the culprit is, who is feeding those thoughts into you! You guessed it right! The same guy, who spoke to Mrs Eve Adam in the garden, some few thousand years ago! It’s the same guy, with the same old tricks and we pretty much fall every time. He isn’t tired, throwing arrow after arrow at the Children of God and it leaves us fretting and fuming for the simplest of issues of life! Arrows of all sorts!
Here’s what is wise to do, when you are spiraling downward into the pits of despair. ‘Just speak out loud’! There is power in declaration…and better still there is power in declaring the Word of God! I love this statement that David makes in Psalm 118:17. “I will not die, but live and declare the works of the Lord in the land of the living”. Im not sure why exactly he said, ‘I will NOT die’. Maybe it was coz he was hearing that phrase over and over in his mind. Perhaps, the evil one was threatening to slay him.(by the hand of Saul or Absalom or perhaps some other enemy). Davids response to such a battle in his mind is something for all of us to learn. He simply said, ‘I will NOT’.
Whatever it is that the enemy is speaking to you, just counter it with a ‘I will NOT’. Is the enemy speaking into your ear that people hate you, you are unwanted, you aren’t good for anything and sowing seeds of discouragement? Just respond with a, ‘I am NOT unwanted, but the favor of God surrounds me as with a shield” Psalm 5:12. Just as Jesus found favor in the sight of God and man, so do I have favor in the eyes of God and people.
Or is there a constant reminder of your sins? Just declare boldly, ‘As far as the East is from the West so far has God removed my transgressions from me’! Psalm 103:12.
Or is there a constant poking about how your Children are a failure? Oh! There are innumerable scriptures about the generation of the righteous! The generation of the righteous will be blessed! Period! No if’s n’ no but’s!
Life and death is in the power of the tongue! As hard as it sometimes may seem, be faithful to declare the goodness of God over your situations and just watch how you have steered your path to the perfect plan of God and that, simply because you made a conscious choice to discipline your tongue!