Ephesians 4:29-31 (AMP) 29 Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God’s favor) to those who hear it. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God [do not offend or vex or sadden Him], by Whom you were sealed (marked, branded as God’s own, secured) for the day of redemption (of final deliverance through Christ from evil and the consequences of sin). 31 Let all bitterness and indignation and wrath (passion, rage, bad temper) and resentment (anger, animosity) and quarreling (brawling, clamor, contention) and slander (evil-speaking, abusive or blasphemous language) be banished from you, with all malice (spite, ill will, or baseness of any kind).
We will be growing when it comes to controlling the words that we speak aloud. There is no area that is more difficult to control than our mouth. We just cannot tame our tongue. If we want to use our mouth for a Godly purpose and pray about it, God will do the work that needs to be done in this area. That doesn’t mean we don’t have a part in making the change but we have to work as a partner with God to make this change.
Words can really impact the presence of God and the anointing on our life. We receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon us so we have the power to live a victorious life – even in the area of the words we choose to speak. If you feel like you need to get your opinion out there but you are not sure you have peace about things, then maybe you should not say what you were going to say. We need to take time when addressing certain situations in life and make sure that the anointing is on the words that we are choosing to speak to others when we feel like we need to get our words out there.
The anointing God gave us abides permanently in us. If we want to share that anointing with others and let them see it, then we need to cooperate with the Holy Spirit inside of us. When we have the anointing of the Holy Spirit inside if us, it leads us to what we should be saying and doing in life. The anointing will give us the words to say, and show us the timing of which we should say something. Not only are our words important but the timing we use our words is equally important.