The United Negro College Fund has a very familiar slogan: “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” A mouth is, too, yet our mouths often work overtime in the waste industry. Just think of the conversations you’ve had recently, and I’m sure you’ll agree. Complaining about the economy and the associated side effects seems to be the discussion of choice. Sharing our concerns and frustrations can be harmful, for our words are a bridge to our destiny. So, where are we headed if we’re on the complaint freeway?
God did not design our mouths haphazardly; rather, He infused them with power to change things. Adam had so much power in his mouth that the animals became (and still are) what he called them. Long story short, he used his mouth to make something out of nothing! We can speak and change things, too! We can call prosperity, health, happiness, and peace out of debt, sickness, sorrow, and turmoil.
Your mouth is a funnel for God’s power. Instead of complaining about your plight, start confessing the potential therein. Death and life are in the power of your tongue, so use your mouth wisely. Speak life!
Then he asked me, “Son of man, can these bones become living people again?” “O Sovereign Lord,” I replied, “you alone know the answer to that.” Then he said to me, “Speak a prophetic message to these bones and say, ‘Dry bones, listen to the word of the Lord! (Ezekiel 37:3-4, New Living Translation)