Something I read on Facebook has lingered in my thoughts for days now. It has left a mark in my heart, and I have accepted the simple challenge that was offered by its author. The author wrote “Think about how important words spoken were over the course of your life.”
I know all about powerful words! Certain words that were spoken to me through different pivotal times in my life that I still remember vividly, and the emotion they carried. It’s the power the word holds. Proverbs 18:21 describes this type of power, “Death and life are in power of the tongue.”
I value the power of words and the truth of Proverbs 18:21 so much more now that I have come to realize my purpose, given to me by my Creator. In these times when so many young destinies are being cut short and unfulfilled, how much more should our words be used to restore or shape a life? Life is in the power of the tongue. Our words are our power tool! When I read that very simple challenge, “think about how important words spoken were over your life,” I visualized a nation. I considered how important life-affirming words are to a nation and how they can shift a region when we declare “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done.” When we come into alignment with Heaven and repel darkness with our words, we are using the power of the spoken word. When I read those words that challenged me, I saw a child. I thought of the power words can have to “call those things which be not as though they were.” (Romans 4:16-17)
I had this experience very recently. I had the privilege to look into the eyes of someone that felt so disappointed by life, their spirit seemed weighed down with hopelessness. I saw their spirit and called life with my words. I declared that darkness cannot win and the gates of Hell will not prevail. I declared a completed destiny through the mighty power that comes in the name of Jesus Christ. That power was the life and resurrection power of Jesus, 2, 000 years ago. It was God’s gift to us, and I will use my words to declare and release that victory into every nation, country, city, family and individual I encounter. It was words that challenged me this week and prompted me to continue encouraging others with my words. Now I challenge you! Let us rise to our positions assigned to us and use what has been given to call forth destinies in this next generation and the ones to follow.
Written by: Leslie Tracey
Published on: 1/30/2019