Is Your Mouth Killing You?

When you get up in the morning do you speak positive, pleasant words to yourself and/or your family members?  Or are you often saying statements such as :

* I can’t
* I’ll never be able to ________
* I am so stupid
* I’m broke
* I’ll never get that raise

— or–
* You good-for-nothing ________
Chances are, if these negative statements and more are coming out of your mouth then you are doing your own self harm.

Our final authority, Jesus, says in Matthew 12:37: ” For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

I sometimes forget to say positive, faith-affirming statements. Life happens: a family member disappoints me again or some person is rude and I become rude in turn.  But the Master is gracious unto me and reminds me that I must keep a watch over my mouth! I really do want to speak words of life and encouragement to myself and others. I know it pleases God and it sure makes me feel so much better about myself and my day!

How about you?

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  1. Ephesians 3:20: ” Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” This lets me know that if I wake up and want God to do “exceeding abundantly above…” then I want to speak words that will glorify him, and not Satan. I want God’s power to be at work in me. Negative words can’t bring that into my life or the lives of others.

    1. Yes, I too want to speak words that glorify God. When we born-again Christians speak positively sometimes and then in a negative or profane way at other times it gives mixed signals. We can say what we will, but even the non-beleiver knows that we are not truly convinced if we have bitter and sweet coming out of the same mouth.

  2. I had that problem for awhile, until my Youth Pastor shared these words with me. When you speak or think negative things say this prayer right afterwards. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight O Lord my strength and my redeemer. When I started to do that the prayer became more apart of my daily conversation and I stopped speaking negative things as much.

      1. It didn’t just keep me focusing on positive things, it kept me aware of what was comming out of my mouth.

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