“A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
Are you speaking ailments into your life? It is perplexing how many Christians speak ill health into their lives without really understanding or knowing that they are doing it. So many of us do it every day, it has become our mantra; a custom-made ailment specifically spoken and created by us, for us.
For instance, “You are going to give me a heart-attack!” “You’re a pain in the neck!” “I’m going to have a fit!” “It’s driving me crazy!” “They’re getting on my nerves!” “He’s a pain in the @#$%!” Although these sayings are commonplace and seem innocent enough, they are not. They are actual affirmations spoken out loud by most of us everyday which are not conducive to our physical or mental health.
Although it is customary to ask others how they are feeling, most of us really do not want to hear a pharmaceutical list of ailments and ills. Yet, there are some people that, every time you call them, they are literally falling apart. So much so, you find yourself falling in line with their conversation, reciting your own laundry list of ailing body parts. It is infectious! Rebuke it! When you are around others who speak illness into their lives, do not fall prey to the trap. Resist the urge to add your own list to their repertoire. Feel free to pray for them, but do not fall prey to reciting your own list. Instead, the next time you speak to someone who is an “A-Lister,” my specific term for a habitual ailment-lister, tell them how very blessed you are to be walking in the light of God’s love and health. If you do this enough times, you can be certain that the person will eventually stop offering you a list of their ailing body parts. If you are this person, you are literally making yourself sick.
Speak health, wellness, and rejuvenation into your life. As a child of the Most High God, healing is a part of your legacy. When Jesus went to Calvary He bore all our curses, diseases, pain, torments, ailments, and the like. Why call it back to yourself when you really don’t have to? Today, claim health, and speak Life! L.
Study Reference: Proverbs 18:20-21, Psalm 103:3-5
From: "Speaking Health." In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions for Everyday Living.
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