“Speak Life” – Insight from Joseph

In Genesis 1:26, God declared, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us.” In other words, God designed us with some of His attributes, namely the word of power. When God speaks, something happens. We have the same ability. For example, when Adam spoke, the animals received their names (see Genesis 2:19).

The beauty of this characteristic is that it’s not limited by our circumstances. Wherever you are in life, your words can form a bridge to your destiny. That’s why I love Joseph, for he announced his future before he saw it. As a young shepherd, Joseph confidently let his family know, “I’m on my way to greatness!”

When you’re in a tough place, you can start the journey toward a brighter day through your words. Never let your circumstances determine your words; rather, let your words determine your circumstances. Remember, “the tongue can bring death or life …” (Proverbs 18:21, NLT). You’re more than a conqueror. Speak life!