“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
Yesterday morning as I was driving to work, I received a phone call from a friend. She left me a message telling me how she used empowering and uplifting words to turn an ugly situation around and claim victory for a reputation of a small child. She urged me to use my words to speak positivity, discipline, respect, and love into my child as he embarked on another school day. I was to not only speak over my child, but over the school, staff and other students that would come in contact with my son that day.
I remember when I worked at an elementary school, every morning I would watch this young boy’s father lean over and whisper into his ears as he walked him to his classroom line. I was curious about what he was saying to his son every morning, so I started to get closer to the two on these occasions so that I could hear exactly what was going on. This boy’s father was chanting words into his son’s ears that sounded a little like this, “You are great! You are a leader! You are successful! No harm shall come upon you! I love you! Today will be a great day!” Imagine how unstoppable this young man will be all the days of his life.
Although, I heard about using my words to turn a situation around or to bring what is not into being, and I have evidence through others that this biblical principle can work in any area of my life, I failed to apply what I learned to the not so pleasant situations in my life, especially when it came to my children.
How many of you today, have learned about principles that will lead you to success or will turn a bad situation into a better situation, but have failed to apply these things to your life. Let today be the last day that you be a hearer and not a doer. Our children need us to speak life into their future. Even if you have the most well-behaved and gifted child, they also need empowering words to protect them and keep them moving forward in the right direction.