It is wise to refrain from saying negative words like those in the column below. You can turn each one of the negative words into positive words, like those in the column below. When you are tempted to say something negative about yourselves and others, DON"T. When you say negative words, you will receive a negative response. Instead of being critical and say negative words about yourself or anyone, speak positive words to get positive results.
When we feel negative words coming from of our mouth, let us quote scriptures instead:
Negative Words Positive Words
I am sick -- By His stripes we are healed-- Isaiah 53:5
I am afraid -- God has not given me the spirit of fear but of power, l love and of a sound mind--2 Timothy 1:7
I am poor, I don’t have money -- We should remember that God is our source, and He shall supply all our needs according to His riches in glory. Philippians 4:19
I am ugly -- I am fearfully and wonderfully made Psalm 139:14
I fail my exams -- it might be challenging, but I will work hard to pass that test.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2nd Timothy 2:15
Know what the scripture says about speaking. Jesus never said to "ask" or "beg" the mountain to move. He never said to question the mountain about its ability to move. Jesus specifically uses the word according to Mark 11:23
For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
In other words, tell the mountain to move. Let us use the power of our words in a positive manner. Jesus never said anything derogatory about Himself. When others said negative words about Him, He turned their words around with positive words, we can be like Jesus and turn negative words that people say about us into positive words.
I would like to ask two questions to every one reading this article.
1.What would you change about your speech if you knew God was listening?
2.Would you pay more attention to the words you speak, if you knew that you would be judged by every thought you have, every word you speak and every deed you do?
The book of Matthew is also one of the synoptic gospels, he gives us a good example of how we will be judged.
"But I say unto you, that every idle word those men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment." Be judged by the good you say instead of by the evil words you speak.
As Christians we should be speaking the right words according to what the bible says, if you have bad habit of speaking words that are not pleasing to God, If so, it is easy to break that habit. Use the following checklist to help you determine how your words should go to the ears of God.
1. Do our words give comfort to others?
2. Do our words cheer people up when they are feeling down?
3. Do the words we speak uplift others or do our words put them down?
4. Do our words build up the body of Christ?
5. Do our words edify others or guide them in the right path?
6. Do our words usually focus on us or on God?
7. Do your words reveal the unsanctified parts of the heart?
If the above checklist shows that we have trouble with our mouth and the words we speak, then pray the prayer of Psalm 19:4 like David. This is a good prayer to pray because the mouth is a very good indicator of the heart.
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to thee, O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer”
Psalm 19:4 KJV
Let our words always be positive to uplift and encourage all those who heats it.