As some of you may already know, I have been facing quite a series of personal crises in my life lately, and I must admit, I had gotten to the point where I just didn’t see any hope at all, not in my business life, not in my home life, not in anything.
But I pressed my way to church Friday night, where we usually have a prayer and praise service. We were few in number, but my pastor’s wife gave us a very dynamic and inspirational word from James 3:1-12, on the power of the tongue. Her focus was on the very fact that we can use our tongues to accomplish good, or to accomplish evil, and for us as God’s people, we are to use our tongues to defeat the enemy’s purposes in our lives by speaking the word, by speaking words of life, by speaking words of encouragement and uplift. Her message resonated with me on so many levels, as I had been meditating on II Corinthians 10:4 – For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds – and it clicked!
It is not just a matter of “positive thinking”, but rather a matter of activating our faith. When we speak life to our selves, to our situations, to our circumstances, our minds take another turn, and focus of what God has for us. We then begin to act in line with the words we have spoken, and we see God turning things around, we see our lives conforming to our spoken expectations.
I started speaking life to myself. I will have my home back together. My finances will be in order. I will be able to continue providing for my family and be comfortable in doing it. I will have peace in every important relationship I have.
Want a better year in real estate than you had in 2010? Speak life to it. Are there any issues in your life that aren’t quite right? Speak life to it. You have the power, so use it!
This Week’s Scripture: Proverbs 18:21 (New International Version, ©2010)
21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Inspired by Loreena Yeo's God First weekly posts, I am beginning this New Year with A Needed Word, a weekly message that I hope you will find inspiring, uplifting, and useful both professionally and personally.
Courtesy of William James Walton, Sr. , Realtor, WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group
Serving northern New Haven and southeastern Litchfield Counties (Waterbury, Wolcott, Prospect, Naugatuck, Middlebury, Southbury, Watertown, Thomaston and Plymouth)
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