In First Corinthians 13:11 it says “When I was a child I used to speak like a child, think like a child…” We’ve spent a few weeks talking about your words and their power to change your life. But your words don’t just come rolling off your tongue without your brain getting involved.
You’ve probably heard the saying “Think before you speak,” your whole life, but most people think that only applies to that one moment; as if you only need to think for a moment before letting your words loose.
If life and death are in the power of the tongue, then shouldn’t we put more than ten to fifteen seconds of thought into what we say? Your thinking begins way before the conversation you’re having with your boss, before the talk with your children, or the disagreement with your spouse. When your thoughts line up with God’s word then you don’t have to worry about the words that come out of your mouth.
However, no one naturally thinks like God. It’s an ongoing process of allowing God to transform our lives by the power of His word. When you start this process you’ll begin to see your thoughts change, and when your thoughts change, your words change. In Luke 6:45 at the end of the verse it says “…for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.” Whatever your heart is filled with is what will come out of your mouth.
Determine to fill your heart with words you would be proud to say, so when people hear you speak they will know God is at the center of your life. You can do this by daily reading your Bible, praying, and worshiping God. If you want your words to be filled with faith, your heart must be filled with God’s word.