Today, let’s talk about a potent weapon you have within your power… a weapon capable of bringing you victory in every area of your life. However, if not wielded correctly, the sheer strength of this weapon can potentially cause MASSIVE damage!

What is this weapon? Your tongue.

Proverbs 18:21 says life and death are in the power of the tongue and we will eat the fruit of what we say. James 3:3-6 compares the tongue to a bit, a small piece of metal used to control a powerful horse, just as a tiny rudder controls a huge vessel.

In the same way, the words you speak control the direction of your life, the outcome of your circumstances, your attitude, your mindset and your future. Your tongue may be a tiny part of your body, but its power is undeniable.

Many people speak death over their jobs, their health, their relationships, their finances… THEN they can’t figure out why they don’t experience growth. Saying things like, “Ugh, I just can’t get a job! Nobody wants to hire me!” … “I’m so tired of being sick all the time!” … “My husband is so lazy!” … “My wife never stops nagging!”… “Born broke, die broke – guess that’s all I can expect!” – planting one bad seed after another.

And guess what kind of “fruit” shows up in their lives! They can’t get a job, they’re sick all the time, their spouse is lazy or never stops nagging them and their bank account is on life-support!

Neurologists have actually proven the speech center of the brain has total dominion over all the nerves in your body. Your tongue has absolute dominion over your life. That means, what you speak is what you will see in your life.

So, today I want you to evaluate your speech. Take a few minutes to answer these questions… honestly.

  • Are you speaking life or death?
  • What would your life look like if every word you speak today actually showed up in your life?
  • What negative words do you speak over your marriage, your family, your career, your finances, your relationships, your health?
  • Daily, do you speak more words of life or words of death?
  • Over which areas of your life do you struggle to speak life?

God takes the power of your tongue very seriously. He spoke us into being. He spoke, and the heavens and the earth were created. He spoke, and man was created. We were created in His image. But instead of using our tongues to create, more often we use our tongues to destroy. Instead of speaking life over our relationships, our finances, our families, our careers… we speak death. And it must stop NOW!

It’s time to use the power of your tongue to speak life. It’s time to direct your tongue with purpose. Speak words of edification and strength. Speak to build up, not to tear down. Speak life! Even if it doesn’t look right or sound right, do it anyway! Life and death are in the power of your tongue.

I wish you and I had all day to talk about this, because this affects every area of your life. But since we don’t have the whole morning to spend together, I want to give you the next best thing. I did an in-depth teaching on this topic in our “Spirit Driven Success” audio series. This training will equip you to use this powerful weapon – your tongue – to overcome obstacles and experience massive success in your life. I am so excited for what awaits you, because when you learn to master your tongue, your life will change! And I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on that change today… so please leave me your comments below!

And don’t forget to tune in for our weekly Spiritual Equipping episode of The Dani Johnson Show today, for more biblical insights and inspiration. You can find the show on your TV and radio and please remember you can always stream today’s show right here on our website.

In great faith,

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