Speak Life!

I was talking to a colleague last week who seemed a little down.  The more we engaged in conversation, the more her words turned into complaints.  The more she spoke, the more her words became negative.  I actually felt kind of bad for her.  If only she knew what she was really doing.

Did you know that the enemy uses our words against us? Yes indeed.  The greatest weapon that Satan uses is our own voice.

We often think that when we speak, our words disintegrate once they leave our mouths, but the act of speaking is much more spiritual than that.

Whatever we speak can either bring life or death, virtue or misfortune.

The enemy cannot read our minds, but he can certainly use what we’ve spoken into existence to tempt us, scare us, confuse us, and even dampen our mood.

Think about some recent times when you’ve been upset over something you were thinking about.  Where did that thought come from? What did you say prior to that?

Do you remember when you were last worried or afraid over something that never came true? How did those thoughts enter your mind? What did you say then, too?

Dear loves, creating an empowered narrative for our life requires us to be conscious of what we say just as much as what we do or think.

So be careful what you speak into existence.  With your words, you are speaking into the motives of the enemy, which he will gladly use against you over and over.

“The tongue can bring death or life;
    those who love to talk will reap the consequences.”

Proverbs 18:21 NLT





I’d love to hear from you: What things have you been speaking into existence that you realize you now need to halt? Feel free to share in the comments section below!

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Elana Cole is an author, educator, and coach who is passionate about helping others in their personal journeys towards a more beautiful life. She is the author of "The Midnight Experience" and creator of Empowered Narrative, a blog about transforming the way you live and love.

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