Snared By Your Words
A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul – Proverbs 18:7.
A snare is a trapping device, often made up of a noose, something that entangles the unwary. It can also be a surgical instrument with a wire loop controlled by a mechanism in the handle. Used to remove growth such as tumors or polyps, but what I want to point out is used to remove a growth. The very words we speak can and will remove blessings and bring forth destructions.
People use to say sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. Words can hurt, and words can destroy people. Words are actions whether negative or positive and they do manifest in our lives and in the lives of others. Because of the words we speak and what others may speak over our lives, when we pray, we need to cancel out every negative word we have spoken and what others have spoken about us and our lives.
Many Christians have been stagnated spiritually because of the words they have spoken or what others have spoken about them. Children have had words spoken to them that has stunted their learning capabilities or their goals because of negative words spoken to them by their parents or guardians. Many women have low esteem, and have inferiority or feel unloved because of words spoken to them. Some men can’t receive love neither can they love because of words spoken to them in their early childhood. Words can either be a blessing or a curse.
What we think about sooner or later we will speak it and they become actions. This is why God spoke through the men of God to instruct Christians what to think on (Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of a good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things – Philippians 4:8. When we think about anything other than these words, evil will manifest in our words and in our actions.
Watch what you think about, if it does not line up with the Word of God, you should dismiss it from your thoughts and let it not enter into your heart. If we can’t say anything good about someone, we should not speak it. Think about what you speak over your life and the life of your loved ones, and others. We face reality, we don’t ignore it, but even what see is true, we need to pray about the situation and the person. Stop allowing toxicate words to come out your mouth, and replace them with positive and loving words.