Luke 1:18-20 (AMP)18 And Zachariah said to the angel, By what shall I know and be sure of this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years.19 And the angel replied to him, I am Gabriel. I stand in the [very] presence of God, and I have been sent to talk to you and to bring you this good news. 20 Now behold, you will be and [a]will continue to be silent and not able to speak till the day when these things take place, because you have not believed what I told you; but my words are [b]of a kind which will be fulfilled in the appointed and proper time.
Even though Zachariah had a promise from God He still verbally indicated He did not believe the angel of the Lord. God had to super-naturally shut his mouth so He would not speak negatively about what was going to occur. This explains the importance of our words if God had to shut his mouth.
We can hinder the power of God in our lives by speaking words that are not of God. God has equipped us to live a victorious life but sometimes we don’t always follow God’s plan for our lives. We tend to follow our own plan until we struggle enough and realize that there are some things that God wants to work out differently than we would like to see. Don’t let your words keep you from living a victorious life.
Instead of speaking of what you don’t have start speaking about what you do have and what you can have through the blessings from God. You can turn your future around by saying the things God says. God wants to release power in our lives.
We can make big messes in life just because we think we must state our opinion about a situation to someone. Why do we do that? Is saying what we have to say more important than having the anointing on our lives? Ask God to help you in this area and He will. Don’t expect an overnight miracle but work with God one day at a time. Thank God daily for the victory you are making, little by little, and step by step.
James 3:1-10 (AMP) 3 Not many [of you] should become teachers ([a]self-constituted censors and reprovers of others), my brethren, for you know that we [teachers] will be judged by a higher standard and with greater severity [than other people; thus we assume the greater accountability and the more condemnation]. 2 For we all often stumble and fall and offend in many things. And if anyone does not offend in speech [never says the wrong things], he is a fully developed character and a perfect man, able to control his whole body and to curb his entire nature.3 If we set bits in the horses’ mouths to make them obey us, we can turn their whole bodies about. 4 Likewise, look at the ships: though they are so great and are driven by rough winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the impulse of the helmsman determines. 5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and it can boast of great things. See how much wood or how great a forest a tiny spark can set ablaze! 6 And the tongue is a fire. [The tongue is a] world of wickedness set among our members, contaminating and depraving the whole body and setting on fire the wheel of birth (the cycle of man’s nature), being itself ignited by hell (Gehenna). 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea animal, can be tamed and has been tamed by human genius (nature). 8 But the human tongue can be tamed by no man. It is a restless (undisciplined, irreconcilable) evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse men who were made in God’s likeness! 10 Out of the same mouth come forth blessing and cursing. These things, my brethren, ought not to be so.