No. Seriously. What did you say? Or, at least, what are you saying? This just struck me–as it does every once in a while–the knowledge of how much power my words have.
I was just listening to the song “1 life 2 live” by The Quiett (a Korean rapper). It came across my Pandora station, and while I was listening to it, these lyrics caught my attention.
1 life 2 live
got so much money to get baby
Simple. My immediate thought was, Dang, if all you want is to get more money, that’s all you’re gonna get. At least if you keep saying that. Then I was wondering if The Quiett was a Christian, because I was also thinking about Jay Park and I know Jay Park is a Christian, so I just had this whole stream of thoughts running circles in my head.
Then, it was like being slapped in the head: “Yeah, if you keep saying that. What do you keep saying?”
What have I been saying?
I’m bored. I’m tired. Man, I keep procrastinating. I need to start this. I’ll do it later. I’ll wait until I’m inspired. I should take a nap. My phone is just so distracting. I could keep going. See, I am a firm believer in the fact that my words will make my world. For someone who doesn’t want to be negative, I speak a lot of negative things over myself. It may not necessarily be bad, what I’m saying, but it’s not productive.
Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of scripture about how God wants us to glorify Him with our works. I know I haven’t been doing that, mainly because I haven’t been working. I don’t do anything.
“If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.” – James 4:17NIV
“As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.” – John 9:4NIV
“Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” – Ephesians 5:15-16NIV
“Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.” – Proverbs 10:4NIV
“Don’t put it off; do it now! Don’t rest until you do.” – Proverbs 6:4NLT
I don’t know how much clearer God can be about this. He certainly doesn’t want me to procrastinate.
While all of this requires I action, I think it begins with what I’m speaking. I need to start speaking scripture over me, truth, and then acting on what I say. Words produce. God spoke and the world was created. I speak and I continue to create my world.
“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” – Proverbs 18:21
I don’t know about you, but I want the words I’m speaking to line up with the words God spoke. I want to be living out the plans God has for me in the world He created for me. And it all goes back to me choosing to do so. I choose what I say.
Finally, I will leave you with this.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” – Colossians 3:23
What did you say? What are you saying? What are you going to do about it?