In our episode Watch What You are Saying, Lady V and I discussed how important words are. So, several questions come to mind. Such as, when going about your day do you ever consider your words, whether in thought or spoken form? Do you always think before you speak? Can others trust what you say is truthful? Do you honor your word? Moreover, do you say what you mean and mean what you say?
So, let’s look at what the Holy Bible says about it. Now, Proverbs 16:23 Good News Translation says, “Intelligent people think before they speak; what they say is then more persuasive.” Also, Ecclesiastes 5:5 Good News Translation says, “Better not to promise at all than to make a promise and not keep it.”
As we can see, scripture even attests to how important it is to say what you mean and mean what you say.
Don’t be careless with your words
Mark 11:23 New King James Version says, “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” But the unfortunate fact of the matter is, some of us are often careless with our words. And that’s why we can’t expect what we say to manifest because subconsciously we don’t believe what we say.
People don’t always mean what they say
For instance, you may want some butter pecan ice cream. If you say, “I would kill for some butter pecan ice cream,” would you, would you really kill for some. On the flip side, one might say, “I’m dying for some butter pecan ice cream,” but are you dying for it though. In other words, you are not actually dying or willing to kill for some ice cream.
That is what I mean by the careless use of words. If we are to believe what we say then we should only say what we mean. Proverbs 13:3 New American Standard Bible, “The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.”
Of course, sometimes we say things we don’t mean without thinking. And believe it or not our words do have consequences. So, you don’t want to miss this podcast episode. Do join me and Lady V as we discuss Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say.
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