One of the most asked questions is, “why do bad things happen to good people?” Everyone knows someone who didn’t get their healing though they seemed to have such great faith in God. Or when they need a financial miracle it doesn’t happen. Maybe that someone is you and you just can’t figure out why your need isn’t met or your miracle doesn’t come. You’ve done everything you know to do, you’ve been faithful in church attendance, Bible study, prayer and meditation, gone to special meetings and even been faithful in tithes and offerings but still no manifestation of your miracle.
What is in your mouth? I mean, what are you saying? What have you been saying? Most of the time you are defeated by your mouth! You are speaking the problem and not speaking the answer! I heard Charles Capps say that in the early 1970’s the Lord spoke to him and said, ” my people can have what they say but they are saying what they have!”
Try this. Just for a few days listen closely to what people are saying. Everyone you come in contact with is saying something. If you really listen (we learn more by listening than by talking and most of us talk too much!) you will begin to notice how negative people really are. You hear folks speaking their problems but nobody is speaking the answers! It’s no wonder so many of us are so stressed! We’re talking about the bad economy, the bad weather, how scarce jobs are, how sick we are, how bad our marriage is, how we hate our jobs, how we’ll probably get the flu this fall like we always do, how we probably will never get out of debt………do I need to go on? If you really start listening to what people are saying you will be amazed at how defeated people are and that they talk about it all the time!
Everything starts with what you say! God is the perfect example of that. Everything he does starts with a word. And God said, ” let there be light, and there was…” And God said, “let us make man in our image.” Do you see it? Words are containers. Words contain power to create life or the power to create failure and defeat. Everything God says comes to pass and everything you say comes to pass! Don’t believe it? Then listen to what you’re saying. What you have now is the result of what you’ve been saying all your life!
The scriptural foundation for this is 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.” (emphasis added)
What have you been saying the last ten, twenty, forty or fifty years? Check up on yourself. Have you constantly spoken doubt, fear, unbelief, sickness, pain and misery? When you get sick do you talk mainly about your symptoms or are you saying what Jesus says about your disease? Are you saying what the doctor says or what Jesus says? He never spoke anything but healing, restoration and increase! The doctor deals with symptoms, Jesus deals with the cause and brings the cure!
Start paying attention to your words! What do your friends and family hear you saying? Stop speaking the problem and speak the answer. Speak the desired result. Do it in your everyday speech and by all means do it when you pray. Don’t pray the problem, pray the answer. Get in the Word and find out what it says about your problem.
Speak to your problem! That’s what Jesus did. Many times we really don’t need to pray about the problem we just need to speak to it and command it to obey. When Peter’s mother had a terrible fever Jesus didn’t pray for her. He spoke to the fever! When the disciples thought the storm was going to sink the boat Jesus didn’t pray about the storm. He spoke to the winds and the waves and told them to be still! That’s what you should do! Speak to the cancer and tell it to leave in Jesus name. Tell that tornado to go over your house in the name of the Lord! Remember Mark 11:23.
Listen to what you are saying! Change the way you talk! Speak the Word and say what it says. It will change your life!
Thanks for cogitating with me!