2 Timothy 1:13
Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
Words are powerful. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. We are told in this verse to hold fast, to only speak sound words. Sound words are words filled with faith and love. Faith filled words are based on what God’s Word says. We should do as Jesus did, only speaking in line with what we know the Father has spoken, keeping our words in line with the written Word of God.
You are walking today in what you have said in your yesterday’s, for James chapter three teaches us that our words determine the path our life takes. Words are like the bit in the horses mouth, or like a rudder on a ship. They determine the direction your life will go. Words filled with fear, worry, doubt, and unbelief will produce exactly that in our life; but so will words of faith, victory, and peace, for you will reap what you sow.
We should also speak the Truth (God’s Word) in love with others. We should not slander or speak gossip, but as scripture teaches us our words should be a gift to one another. To change your words you must change what you hear, for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. So check up on what you have been saying. Fill up on the truth of God’s Word and you will change what you speak, and in doing so you will change your future to line up with the Word of God.