It is not uncommon to find people blame the misfortunes that happen to them on one enemy or the other. There are others who also believe that their lot in life, whether it is good or bad, is just what has been destined for them by God.
They do not want to accept that what befalls them is largely a result of what their tongue has brought on them from their confessions. Those who understand the connection between what they say and what they have are careful with the way they use their tongue.
“He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction” (Proverbs 13:3).
Today, many people practice positive confession because of the power it possesses. It is what they hope for and expect to see that they confess with their mouths and it is working for them. If you desire a healthy life, a happy family, godly children, prosperous business and career, confess them.
People who are pessimistic about life and often confess negative things will also get negative results.
It must be noted however that no amount of positive confessions will bring about positive results if it is not based on truth, honesty and goodwill. To engage in dubious acts and hope that your positive confessions will work for you is self-delusion.
If you also speak ill of your neighbor and expect positive things in your life, you are mistaken! Lying, mischief, flattering, backbiting and sowing seeds of discord among brethren cannot produce positive things in life.
For your tongue to be wholesome and be a tree of life bringing healthy fruits, your heart must be transformed. Obviously, it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.
You cannot expect to speak good words and lead a good life if your heart is evil and corrupt. You will need a change of heart which the Lord only can give when you become born again.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To keep your life, keep your tongue!
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