Words are seeds. The realities of our lives today are to a large extent harvests from the seeds we sowed with our mouth yesterday.
One of the most powerful resources with which we create success is the spoken word. There is creative power in words. According to the biblical account of creation, God literally spoke this world into existence. Given that man was created in the image of God, we also have the capacity to create our individual worlds with words. In fact Solomon, the wise king in the bible, said; “death and life are in the power of the tongue; and those who love it will eat its fruit”.
WORDS ARE SEEDS
Words are seeds. The realities of our life today are to a large extent harvest from the seeds we sowed with our mouth yesterday. And the realities of our lives tomorrow will be harvests from seeds we are sowing with our mouth today. You only need to listen to people speak to their spouses or children or about their situation; you will understand the root of their good or bad circumstances.
I hear rich people talk in terms of abundance and I hear poor people talk in terms of abundance and I hear poor people talk in terms of scarcity. We can literally change our lives by changing the kind of words we speak. I know that may not be easy sometimes.
I was a young graduate, still trying to get a job when I began to tell people around me that in was not a local champion and that I was going to the world. It sounded ridiculous but it is happening already.
When people hear me say I cannot be broke again the rest of my life, they think I must have loads of cash stacked up somewhere, but I am only operating a principle. What you say is what you see. It is unfortunate that many turn this principle on its head about their challenges. We must set new standards for the words that we speak.
It was tough at a time for us to pay our bills in the office and it became common for us to remind staff that there was no money. When I realized that we were breaking a law of success, I put a ban on that statement. In a short time we were out of that predicament.
WORDS ARE VEHICLES
Words are also vehicles that convey resources from the intangible world to our material world. Words establish the contact points between our dreams and reality. We cannot afford to speak words carelessly. The invisible and visible worlds are controlled by words.
TO ALTER YOUR LIFE, CONTROL YOUR TONGUE
Human language has been terribly corrupted. We easily speak words of doubt, defeat, lack, difficulty, pain and failure and we mix them with negative emotions. The result is almost certain to be negative. To change the direction of a ship we must take control of the rudder. To alter the direction of our lives we must take control of our tongues. Jesus said: “ for assuredly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. We must speak words with authority to get meaningful results. You are your own prophet and whatever you say is coming to pass.