…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. (emphasis added) – Mark 11:23
What are YOU saying? Seriously, think about it. Did you know that you words are shaping your world each day? Even beyond that, so are your thoughts. Here’s a test. I want you to say your full name without opening your mouth. Did you hear yourself? Sure you did. I am inaudibly hearing every word I am typing as I write this. I make this point to illustrate how powerful your thought life and your speech are.
Your words are a reflection of what you believe. You don’t just say things you have no faith in (unless you are a pathological liar, but that’s another blog for another day). If you believe you are beautiful, you will reflect that. If you say that you are successful, you are. If you set your mind and intentions on something, you will have it. It’s not rocket science, yet so many times we are careless with our words.
I have a friend whom I speak to nearly every day. She is my faith partner. When either of us are in a pinch, we encourage each other. One of the things she always reminds me to do is to watch my words. This is a charge for me to pay attention to what I say and inevitably it causes me to change what I’m thinking – particularly when I am running high on emotion and low on faith. When we’re praying for something, we talk to each other as though it is already done. It is so refreshing to hear yourself speak from the other side of manifestation; it actually shapes your belief. You can’t tell me I don’t live in my dream house with my husband and we’re not traveling the world together! It may not be manifest today, but it is manifest in my thoughts and in my words, so it’s real to me. It is just a matter of time.
So I ask you again, what are you saying!? What do you desire? Do they match? Are you talking yourself out of your blessing because you don’t truly believe it is possible? Are you trying not to “get your hopes up” so you speak contrary to what you want? Are you saying you believe and have faith but your actions prove otherwise? I’ve been contradictory in all of these ways and probably more. But James 1:6-8 is clear – a double-minded (wo)man shouldn’t expect to receive anything from God. Maybe those unfulfilled desires and unanswered prayers are silent reminders that your words are incongruent with your requests.
You will have whatever you say. So, what are you saying?