Your Vocabulary defines your life
This blog is a Christian blog, the bible is my basis and foundation for everything I try to share and today I want to look at positive speech not positive thinking we will do that another time. There is alot of nonsense out there both in the church and in the world. You will hear things like if you say it you can do it, or in the church there is a brand of false teaching around the name it and claim theology.
Today I want to look at Matthew 12:34 New King James Version (NKJV) Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. This means that you could potentially fake it briefly and talk a lot of talk but overtime what is really in your heart will come out of your mouth. I heard a great preach recently from James which I will share below. One of the verses makes reference to the tongue being like a rudder that steers a ship. Something so small ultimately controls the direction of a massive vessel. Likewise we control our lives and our future with our tongues Listen to the sermon below for even more insight and revelation regarding our tongues. In order to overflow with good fruit you need to give your heart to God We can try our whole lives to control our thoughts or tongues and I am sorry to say it is impossible and a complete waste of time. God is the only one who can completely transform your life, turn it around 180degrees.
We can however be disciplined and make mental and spiritual adjustments to our behavior even after we have given our life’s to God. Lets start with the tongue when we address the condition of our hearts. I believe that forcing good habits and good speach can slowly start to adjust the heart. I briefly want to focus on 2 words in particular that if you change can change your life.
if you say you can’t then you have already failed it is final, it implies and prophecies defeat. Instead try throw in a ‘ I haven’t found a way yet’ or an upbeat ‘not yet’ try say instead ‘I will find a way’ Finally a little encouragement that I always take is that all things are possible through Him.
The next word that I really can’t stand is Try
I read a book that replaced ‘try’ with ‘endeavor’ which is a fantastic word but not that easy to throw into normal conversation without sounding a bit ponsy’ Privately, endeavoring to do something is great. The word try again implies defeat. How many times have you heard ‘I tried my best’ and not really believed it or when someone says ‘I will try to make it.’ You know they most likely won’t be there. It has become a soft word to get out of doing things. Another replacement is to say ‘attempt’ but I am also not such a fan of that word. At least attempt I believe kind of implies that if you do fail you will try again.
I advocate that you rather say ‘I do, or ‘I will’ and if you won’t or say you won’t. I will be there. It doesn’t leave any room for your to get out of it. i will do it. You better do it now, because you didn’t say try you can’t get away with not doing it. Humans and particularly men always look for wiggle room. Ways to get around things, take short cuts. I am guilty of this. By avoiding these 2 words I am able to combat this nature in me. I fail all the time but I am a work in progress, and I pray that God moulds me into a better man, husband and friend everyday.
On the lighter side, I saw a funny picture on Pinterest the other day that read: ‘Wives, if your husband says he will fix it, he will fix it, there is no need to keep reminding him every six months’