We Can’t Unsay Our Words
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:11 ESV)
God spoke. And light pierced through darkness, planets took their places, the ground produced vegetation and animals, and waters teemed with marine life.
Everything that exists came into being by God’s words.
Let me take a trail of logic to identify a truth regarding the power of God’s word being released in your own life. We can discover it in three steps:
John 1 reveals: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”
Step 1: Jesus is the Word made flesh. God’s word embodied.
Jesus, then, gave authority to His disciples, revealing that we literally have become a part of Him. Later, in the epistles, we are depicted as being “the body” of Christ. We are IN Christ.
Step 2: We are IN Christ. We are His embodiment on earth.
Back the original verse for today- what kind of word did God promise would not return void, but would accomplish everything it was sent to do? It is the word that comes out of HIs….MOUTH!
There’s no question that God is the source of all authority and His words will always come to pass. But we may not realize that we have a role to play in realizing His promises in our own lives.
If the Word became flesh in Jesus,
And if we are in Christ.
Then we are a part of the process of God’s words continuing to become fleshed out on the earth.
Step 3: We are God’s mouthpiece in the world. By our words our worlds are formed.
Proverbs says it this way: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”
Think about the power of your words. What if the promise of Isaiah 55:11 – that GOD’s words will not return void once they are uttered from His mouth – was also a principle of life – that OUR words, once uttered, will accomplish what we declared?
We can’t unsay our words.
Beginning today, make your words count. Declare God’s promises despite of your predicament. Confess His strength where you are weak. Speak life where there is death.
You will have what you say. God gave you the power of words. Use them wisely.
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight. I choose to speak life.
In Jesus’ name, amen.