Have you ever considered how powerful your mouth is? You should. Gen 1:26 says, “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Think about that. You are created in God’s image and according to His likeness. So what is God like? We understand that He is loving, kind and compassionate, but He is also creative. When He spoke, worlds were formed. When He spoke, demons had to flee; when He spoke, people were healed. Now think again on Gen 1:26 - you were created in God’s image and likeness. You have an incredible power in your ability to speak so use it wisely.
Dr Caroline Leaf is a Neuroscientist and states, “Researchers have shown that hurt feelings from words affect the same area in the brain – the cingulate gyrus – as a broken bone or physical injury.”
Your words have the ability to destroy people, but God didn’t create you to tear down. He created you to be like Him. Did you realise that Satan was not created in God’s likeness? He has no creative power at all. That’s why he tries to deceive you and get you to say you’re sick, or you need a holiday or say things about other people and so on. He needs you to create with your words because he has no ability or power to do that. Your words can tear down, and your words can build up because you were made in the likeness of God.
This is the very reason we need to get the Word of God into us. Read it daily. Digest it. Chew it over and over. That way when things come up and you want to open your mouth, you will do it with words that are inspired by the Holy Spirit and that are filled with love, wisdom, Godly direction and the authority of God - the authority that you were created with.
Have a faith filled and God directed verbally impacting week.