When God promises to bless us, we must be on guard for things that hinder our ability to receive. One of the things we must monitor closely is our mouth. Our words can cancel, delay, and even redirect our blessings.
Just consider the king of Israel’s officer. Elisha told him that God was about to reverse their economic hardship. The feat seemed so unlikely that he said it couldn’t happen. Because of his words, he couldn’t enjoy the blessing he longingly desired.
If given the chance to talk to the officer, i would tell him what I’m about to tell you. Instead of canceling your blessing with words that reflect disbelief, just say “Amen,” which means “it is so.” This word will give God permission to give you the mind-blowing blessings He’s already prepared for you.
Thought to Consider:
When in doubt, just say “Amen!”