The Power of Words is significant because “words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit – you choose” (MSG, Proverbs 18:21). The Power of our Words will determine the condition of our relationship, both personal and professional. In addition, our internal dialogue, what we think about, is like the Captain of the ship who directs where the ship will go. Then it’s up to the “smallest mechanism” of the ship, the rudder to guide it to that direction. The rudder only takes direction from the captain or person steering the ship. Just like our words, our thoughts give life or death orders by our thinking (Above or Below the Line Thinking).
Why this is so important, is because someone who has control over his or her own spirit is much better equipped in life to fulfill their vision. “Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his spirit more than he who takes a city” (KJV, Proverbs 16:32).
Anything with Power must be handled with caution, care, and regard. All throughout the scriptures, God teaches the virtues of refrain, reflection, and self-control.
“He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty (without consideration or understanding) of spirit creates foolishness” (KJV, Proverbs 14:29). Therefore, because our words have power, and temptations and snares are at every turn, and the believer that chooses to charge ahead, speaking without thinking (Above the Line Thinking), and simply reacts vs responds will reap a consequence and surely come to ruin.
What does The Power of Words mean?
It means, just like with a boat, there is a captain who has the plans and the training to guide and run the ship. Much like the captain, we must think the way that God would want us to think. The way he has taught us to think (Above the Line Thinking). When we trust the captain of our ship (our life), we will be cautious and careful to think before we speak. And when we speak, we speak from (Above the Line Thinking) from the authority of alignment. That being in alignment with us and God.
“Gentle words bring forth life and health; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit”
(NET, Proverbs 15:4).
“He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls” (KJV, Proverbs 25:28).
How do you use The Power of Words?
Well, my friend, “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end, it leads to death” (NIV, Proverbs 14:12). In this lesson we explore the consequences and the rewards, and so much more…
So, what’s at stake?
What’s at stake is your vision for your life from Lesson 1. Alone our efforts are futile and empty; however, when we align ourselves with the Almighty God, “The heart of man plans his ways, but the Lord establishes his steps” (KJV, Proverbs 16:9). By understanding how the power of your words work, and what it takes to activate them, you will begin to develop clarity unlike you’ve ever experienced before. It’s then your eyes begin to open, your lungs begin to expand and your smile begins to glean as you march towards God’s purpose and vision for your life.
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