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Words Have Power: Are You Blocking Your Blessings?

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Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. (Proverbs 18:21)

Are You Speaking Life or Death?

And by death I don’t necessarily mean a physical death. It could be a death of a relationship, a career, a goal etc.

You want it so bad that all you do is talk about it, but what are you really saying?

Are you speaking your dreams into existence or are you blocking your own blessings?

Sometimes we can be our worst enemy when it comes to our thoughts and our choice of words. When you put negative energy into the atmosphere, just know that the enemy will definitely use your own words against you.

That’s when he’ll start telling you.. “You’re never going to be anything to anyone”. “You’re never going to get far”. You might as well stop wasting your time and give up now”. The sad part about it is…many of us will give in to that fear. Why? Because we are the ones who planted the seed.

Take myself for example. I remember a time my ex-husband and I were having a simple conversation. I don’t remember what exactly about, but I do remember saying “IF our marriage does not work out, I don’t think I’ll ever get married again.” Can you imagine the argument that followed that statement? My husband went ballistic. Here we are newlyweds straight from the alter and in my mind, I had us already headed for divorce court. Needless to say, the marriage didn’t last very long.

Being positive is a choice you make every day from the moment you wake up.  Some people are so negative, they don’t even recognize a blessing when it’s presented to them. 

You either look at your circumstance as an opportunity for growth or way to damnation.  You either accept defeat as your destiny or see it as a learning curve and make it your foundation to start over.

You either see your roadblock as a stumbling block or a stepping stone.  It all depends on how you view it.

The choices you make from the time you start the day shape your day and your life ultimately.

Sometimes despite the way your situation looks , you have to learn to see it the way you want it to be.

Your business is not picking up the way you expected it to?…You can choose to say “Maybe I should quit while I’m ahead” or “I know my season is just around the corner. Failure is not an option.” …

If you’re dealing with another bad breakup? You can choose to say “I’ll never find the right person” or “I know God is sending me ‘Mr. Right’ .”

Instead of telling yourself “I don’t know how I’m going to make it.”, tell yourself “I don’t know how He’s going to do it, but I know God will provide.”

Being realistic is one thing, but being pessimistic is another.

Words are seeds. Before you speak, think about what you are planting.

83 Comments

83 Comments

  1. Susan Chongwe

    June 10, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Ackson Lungu

  2. Mayra Jacobs

    June 7, 2017 at 7:25 pm

  3. Charity Munsaka

    June 7, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Amen

  4. Theresa Nyirongo

    June 7, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Amen! !!!

  5. Liza Sithole

    June 7, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Amen to that

  6. Vivian Chabala

    June 7, 2017 at 10:06 am

    yeah so true.

  7. Mezzow Moenza

    June 6, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Amen

  8. Bernadette M Phiri

    June 6, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    True..

  9. Lisa Shults

    June 6, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Yes!!! Exactly! Do not call things on yourself or your family! There is so much power in that there tongue!

  10. Janerose Otim

    June 6, 2017 at 8:01 am

    That’s true

  11. Tabitha Revis

    June 6, 2017 at 3:17 am

    I have a hard time with this

  12. April Wallace Spurlock

    June 6, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Amen!!!!

  13. Liz M DeRojas Schneider

    June 5, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Amen!

  14. Amy Airey

    June 5, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Amen

  15. Julie Jones

    June 5, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Amen.

  16. Tina Keys

    June 5, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Amen

  17. Dee Jones

    June 5, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Deneen Kee-jones

  18. Ashley Charmaine

    June 5, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Amen

  19. April C Cooper

    June 5, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Amen

  20. Rachel Mutonga

    June 5, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Amen

  21. Rita Sofian

    June 5, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Rina Sofian

  22. Mashava Tinyico

    June 5, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Amen

  23. Sonya Alexander

    June 5, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Thank you JESUS

  24. Candace Williams

    June 5, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Amen!!!

  25. Wendi Fortel

    June 5, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    true

  26. Kris Vance

    June 5, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    I think I do my own cracks in my career and continue be the biggest critic. I need to trust in God and my path as others see I can do

  27. Betty Wangoi

    June 5, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Powerful

  28. Bernice Abass Quarshie

    June 5, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Amen

  29. Natasha Zondi

    June 5, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    So very true, words carries power…I’ve learnt it the hard way sadly…

  30. Alysia Smith Davis

    June 5, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Trent Grissom

  31. Brenda Taylor

    June 5, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Yes I see better be humble

  32. Sandy Arnold

    June 5, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    That’s good always something to think about when it comes to my mouth. Thank you

  33. Brooklyn Taylor

    June 5, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Yes, so true so true

  34. Dresses

    June 5, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    I am sharing this on my wall

  35. Kendra Wright

    June 5, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Amen

  36. Dee Young

    June 5, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    AMEM

  37. Ntshumeleni Maliga

    June 5, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    ThankuJesus for reminding us

  38. Mercy Muthoni Gituro

    June 5, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Amen.

  39. Tiffany Harrigan

    June 5, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Lorraine Trim

  40. Isabella Burrell

    June 5, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Joyce Payne

  41. Kimberly Gonzalez

    June 5, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Amen! Vanessa Martinez and Kayla Martinez

  42. Dominica Arroyo

    June 5, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    AMEN.

  43. Shelly Thomas

    June 5, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Amen, Dr. Cindy Trimm said “we frame our world by our words”. And it is absolutely true.

  44. Sheila Daniel

    June 5, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    I asked my grandmother, when I was younger, why does it seems like bad people can say and do bad things and get away with it. She said the Devil rewards his soldiers too, but their reward is temporary and meaningless. Money, Power all are temporary all can be taken away!

  45. Trina Lindsey

    June 5, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Forgive me Lord..I need a blessing

  46. Rita Anida Kishida

    June 5, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    So true

  47. Terry Daley

    June 5, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Thank you Jesus Amen

  48. Tonnete Cadatal

    June 5, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Jackie Ramos

  49. Brandi Fennell

    June 5, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Abbee Jefferies

  50. Cheryl Merendon

    June 5, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Leticia Rueda, a must read

  51. Cheryl Merendon

    June 5, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Robert Merendon, a must read.

  52. Sharon Musunga

    June 5, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    True. Life and death is in the power of the tongue.

  53. Camelia Dora Campbell

    June 5, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Amen

  54. Dana Marie

    June 5, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    My pastor wrote a book on this #UnmaskingTheAccuser

  55. Robby Luvsorange

    June 5, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Leta Chesser

  56. Gen CaslibCello Betito

    June 5, 2017 at 11:48 am

    true amen

  57. Sylvia Lerio Reyes

    June 5, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Ron Suarez

  58. Bing Bing B. Santacera

    June 5, 2017 at 11:41 am

    in the power of words guided by Holy Spirit can one positively touch lives of fellow man, especially reflecting the power of LOVE as GOD’s commandment

  59. Blesing Joena

    June 5, 2017 at 11:35 am

    True

  60. Jesse Lou

    June 5, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Rosanne Edington

  61. Hilda Kamweru

    June 5, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Wilson Njoroge

  62. Holyghostzone Chidi

    June 5, 2017 at 11:19 am

    true

  63. Garmei Kennedy

    June 5, 2017 at 11:18 am

    So true

  64. Johnita Duhon

    June 5, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Lauren Chanel Bogany

  65. Pamela Jean Summers

    June 5, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Power in the tounge. .. that’s scripture.

  66. Kim Colclough

    June 5, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Lia Wilkins

  67. Namonje J. Nakanyika

    June 5, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Susan

  68. Viv Sichalwe

    June 5, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Patricia

  69. Pia Wangechi

    June 5, 2017 at 10:27 am

    ukweli! the tongue should be used properly

  70. Favoured Farai

    June 5, 2017 at 10:15 am

    True that

  71. Mary Bailey

    June 5, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Guard your mouths.

  72. Rodah Kamoono

    June 5, 2017 at 10:10 am

    True

  73. Ntombifuthi MaHlongwane Mantengu

    June 5, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Yoh true

  74. Yaseera Zakaria

    June 5, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Drug Drag Moni Koita

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