Our speech impacts so many things in our lives. The way that we speak about our feelings, goals, friends, spouses, can manifest itself and drive our lives. Each one of use sets goals for ourselves, and our speech matters in the context of how we live out those goals. Our words deserve a lot credit than we give them. They can breathe life into a situation or can completely tear something apart. We have to be careful how we use this powerful tool we have been given.
Proverbs 18:21 CSB
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it, will eat the fruit.
Have you ever heard the quote by Dali Lama "Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day"? Our words can help shed positivity on any situation we face. Whether it be our relationships, our career, our finances, or most importantly our relationship with God. We should carefully consider the way we start our day with God. It can be easy to wake up and start thinking about everything you have to do for the day and the stress that will come along with it. A better way to start a day is to start by speaking for the things you want to see happen instead of against them.
Of course, not everything you speak for will end up happening of course, but your experiences can change based on the attitude you have about them. Believe it or not, changing your speech can be the beginning of a change in your life that can point you towards your greatest desires. I started reading a book called Atomic Habits. One of the first things you read in the book talks about the way you handle situations. Instead of saying you are going to do a better job of eating healthy, you simply say that you are a healthy person. Sooner rather than later you will be living out the healthy eating habits you want.
James 3:3-5 CSB
Now if we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we direct their whole bodies. And consider ships: Though very large and driven by fierce winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So too, though the tongue is a small part of the body, it boasts great things. Consider how a small fire sets ablaze a large forest.
The same is true over things like your relationship with God. While your words impact others and the way you live your life, they impact the way you see yourself. If you speak negative words, you will receive negative outcomes. On the flip side, if you speak positive, Godly words, your life will reflect it.