If you have a vision of where you want to be, your words need to be taking you there. You need to be declaring where you’re wanting to go. Your words should be...
1. Words Create Your Future
The Bible says that even though your tongue is small, it can determine the direction of where you go in your life James 3:2-4). This means that you are where you are today because of the words you spoke yesterday. If you want to know where you’re going to be five years from today, listen to the words that you’re speaking over yourself now. If you stay stagnant in your words and in your situations, you won’t ever make progress to where you really want to be. If you have a vision of where you want to be, your words need to be taking you there. You need to be declaring where you’re wanting to go. Your words should be prophesying about where you want to go rather than agreeing with where you are now.
2. Words Create You
Not only will your words take you somewhere, but your words will also create who you are. What you say about yourself is who you’ll become and who you’ll stay. It all comes down to identity. If you know what God says about you and who He says you are, your words should just be affirmation of what you already know. This is why it’s so important to get into the Bible and allow God to reveal these things to you. No one can remind you of something that you don’t know, so you need to already have this revelation in your heart and already know that you matter and what you say about yourself matters.
This is why you will discover God changing people’s names in the Bible after they encounter Him. For example, God wanted to make Abram a father of many nations so He changed His name from Abram (which means exalted father in Hebrew) to Abraham (which means father of many in Hebrew). God needed Abraham, His wife, and those around him prophesying or calling things which be not as though they were (Romans 4:17). What Abraham called himself affected how he saw himself and how he saw himself determined who he would become (Proverbs 23:7).
3. Words Need a Tamed Tongue
The Bible says that no man can tame the tongue (James 3:8). The only way your tongue can be tamed is by help from the Holy Spirit. The last thing Jesus told his disciples was to wait in Jerusalem because he was going to send them the comforter, the Spirit of truth that He had promised them (Acts 1:4). When He ascended into heaven, it was the first thing He did. When the Holy Spirit descended on the people, the people immediately began speaking in tongues (Acts 2:4). The first thing that the Holy Spirit did was take control of their yielded tongues because He knew that if the church was going to be and do what the church was called to be and do, He needed to influence their tongue.
If your words aren’t aligning with the Word of God, and you’re not getting anywhere with your life, the first thing you need to do is obtain a relationship with Jesus Christ by pacing your faith in Him. The next thing you need to do is ask Jesus to baptize you in the Holy Spirit so the Holy Spirit can help you tame your tongue. The Holy Spirit will give you the grace and the ability to tame your tongue so you can agree with God’s Word and speak the words that will cause success in your life.