Speak Life

Whoever said “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me’ was a liar. Our words can fatally wound – they can stab, pierce and slash the hearts of those around us. They can destroy friendships, kill marriages, bring down companies, ruin churches and start wars. If you’ve ever been told you aren’t… good enough, smart enough, brave enough, old enough, young enough, spiritual enough… then you know about the pain words can inflict. Words have power. While, we all know how words can hurt when people speak them TO YOU; but, do you know that negative words can hurt when you speak them over your own life? Have you ever said these things about yourself?

  • I’m a failure
  • I’ll never find love
  • I’m fat
  • My kids will never turn out right
  • My marriage is going to fail
  • I’m poor. I’m broke.
  • God doesn’t love me.
  • I have (name of disease), I’ll never get better.

It’s estimated that on average, a person speaks between 10,000 and 25,000 words a day. With so many words coming out of our mouths all day long, it’s easy to understand why they have power. They take up a lot of space in our lives.  The words that you speak every day, even the smallest words, are important. They set the tone for your life. If you don’t like something that is happening in your life, pay attention to the words you’ve said about it, and change your perspective. When we see ourselves the way God sees us; and, we speak life into our situation – things can change…

  • Instead of “I’m a failure” – I’m not a failure – I’m a conqueror (Romans 8:37)
  • Instead of “I’ll never find love” – God wants good things for me because He’s my Father. He wants love for me because His favor     is on my life.  (Jeremiah 29:11) (Job 10:12)
  • Instead of “I’m fat” –  I am a confident and bold child of God (Ephesians 3:12)
  • Instead of “My kids will never turn out right” – God loves my kids. He’s cared about them since conception. I trust Him with their         lives. (Isaiah 46:3) (Proverbs 22:6)
  • Instead of “My marriage is going to fail” – God will breathe new life into my marriage and it will be saved. (Matthew 5:3)
  • Instead of “I’m poor. I’m broke.” – I am prosperous because God has all the resources in the world and my identity is found in Him.     (John 1:12) (Romans 8:35-39)
  • Instead of “God doesn’t love me.” – I am a precious child of God and He loves me dearly! (Isaiah 43:4) (John 16:27)
  • Instead of “I have (name of disease), I’ll never get better.” – Jesus is my Healer! (Psalm 103:3) (Psalm 107:20) (Matthew 14:14)                 (1 Peter 2:24) (James 5:14-16)

This weekend, Pastor Michael is talking about the power of our words. How the right words can change your life and the lives of the people around you.  If you’ve ever been hurt by words, you won’t want to miss the message this weekend… it could change your perspective, and may be even your life.