“A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth . . .” (Proverbs 18:20, NKJV)
This verse in the book of Proverbs reminds us of how important words are. The verse both encourages and warns us that we are satisfied, or filled, by what we say. In other words, whatever you confess is what you will have. If you speak words of peace, you will be filled with peace. If you speak words of love, you will be filled with love. If you speak positive words of affirmation, you will be filled with the same. Yet, if you speak negative, destructive words, your life will be filled with this as well.
1. What kind of words are you saying right now?
2. Is what you are saying positive or negative? Are you speaking words that edify or words that demoralize?
3. Are your words constructive or destructive?
4. What are you saying to yourself and about yourself? What are you saying to and about others?
Be very careful what you say to yourself and about yourself. Always remember, “you reap what you sow.” Be careful of what you say to and of others also. What you wish upon others has a tendency to come back to you.
Be mindful of what you say during those adverse, troubling situations. Make positive affirmations and confessions. Speak only those things that you want to see in your life. Remember, you will be SATISFIED BY WHAT YOU SAY!