Most of us would give anything or do anything to see our children succeed. We all want our ceiling to be their basement – we want them to go further and do better than we ever have. In life it is often easy to look at the mountain and miss the stone. We can start building a solid foundation for success in our children’s lives every day through our words!
Words are powerful, in fact they are so powerful that the Bible tells us that they can carry life or death! “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit” (Prov. 18:21 NKJV).
Many of us can think back to a time when hurtful or demeaning words were spoken over us. It’s amazing how after all these years we can still feel the sting of harsh words spoken by a parent or teacher that imprinted our minds so long ago. Words are far more powerful than our flippant use of them reveals. In fact, all of creation was brought into existence through the process of words.
I love the creation account because when we begin to share upon these lines we often can feel so condemned or that we are falling so short of speaking what we need to. This is exactly how God found the world.
“When God began creating the heavens and the earth, the earth was a shapeless, chaotic mass, with the Spirit of God brooding over the dark vapors. Then God said, ‘Let there be light.’ And light appeared (Genesis 1:1-3 TLB).
Space will not permit me to go into all of the theology of creation, I merely want to bring out this point: things were a mess and God’s answer to the mess was speaking words. Chaos was the circumstance – Words were the answer! God began to shape things the way He desired them to be through speaking words. We have this same capability. Oh if we only took our words seriously – the things that could be changed and shaped for the better. We must begin to speak what we desire to see rather than what we are seeing….
“(as it is written, ‘I have made you a father of many nations’) in the presence of Him whom he believed — God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, ‘So shall your descendants be.’ And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform” (Romans 4:17-21 NKJV).
Anyone can just agree with what is currently going on! This is not what we are called to do! We must see things through the lenses of God’s possibility! We must rise up and see the potential in something and begin to speak affirming words that will begin to reshape and frame overcoming power and success into that situation! Our children are no exception. We can either build up or tear down with our words! So many are struggling under the burden of limitations placed on them through words! God’s words are more powerful than any description that has been made! We empower their success when we speak the Word over their lives! Let’s begin to prophesy God’s future into our sons and daughters this year and watch them soar!!!
Heavenly Father! I agree with your Word that all things are possible to him who believes! I believe in the great destiny that you have over my child! Help me to weigh my words and use them to begin to build confidence and strength into my son(s)/daughter(s)! God they are yours but help me to do my part in releasing power through my words in their lives every day!
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