“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” ~ Mark 11:23, KJV
Have you ever said something that you instantly regretted saying? Or, perhaps, someone has said something to you that made you feel wonderful, confident, or honored. Such is the power of words. Our Lord Jesus spoke words of encouragement, love, and peace. We, too, should speak words that are constructive and full of love.
Of course, one of the most important points to take from the above scripture is the focus on and belief of your own words. How often do we say without thinking, “I’m okay” when someone asks us how we are? Or we may say, “I’m just having a terrible day!”
I tell you this: words have power. God spoke the universe into creation with words. Words are faith formed by the tongue and released through the mouth. With faith, we make things happen; therefore, our spoken words make things happen.
Focus on the words you say. Realize all the negative things you say, and try to do away with that poisonous language in favor of the constructive positive.
Here’s where the belief in the power of words comes in: words make things happen, period. Whether you believe it or not, they will affect things around you. What truly gives your words power, however, is your confidence that they will bring about some form of action. A word is a ripple of power when it’s just spoken without thinking, but a tidal wave of effectiveness when the speaker has confidence that whatever he or she is saying will happen.