Are You Utilizing the Power of Your Words?

A few years ago, I hated my life.

Not because my life was inherently bad. There were catalysts to encourage my decision to hate my life, but my life was actually great.

So great that, looking back, I’d love to go relive those days for fun—days I thought were certainly hell on earth.

I hated my life because I not only allowed circumstances to get me down, but to change my words as well.

Little did I know the words coming out of my mouth were actually a weapon I was using against myself to keep me in a place of defeat.

Honestly I was a depressing sight and that’s probably why I had no friends lol.

The things I discovered about the power of your words changed my life so much that I’ve made it the mission of this blog to share this victory with as many as I can!

What the Bible says about your words

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
(Proverbs 18:21)

Really take that statement to heart. Your words have some serious power.

For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
(Mark 11:23)

He will have whatever he says. <<< Jesus speaking. That’s crazy to think about.

I’ve noticed something about sad, pessimistic people: they talk sad and pessimistic.

The words coming out of their mouth don’t lift themselves up, and certainly not anyone else around them. There are some people I can’t stand talking to because all they do is complain about their problems.

They have what they say.

That’s not to say problems aren’t problematic. But why run your mouth about the problem instead of using your words to speak the solution?

Your problems don’t get solved by ranting about them. Sorry, but it’s true.

The more I focus on my problems or the negative things, the sadder I become. Just because I feel bad doesn’t mean I need to talk badly!

Because the more you feed something, the bigger it becomes.

What you focus on—and especially speak out—grows.

God wants our words to be words of life

And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
(John 6:63)

Jesus said the words He speaks are life. He wants our words to be the same.

I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.
(Deuteronomy 30:19)

Not words that complain about the situation. Not words that drag other people down. Not words that voice an opinion contrary to the Word of God.

My lips shall praise You.
(Psalm 63:3)

I touched a bit on this in my recent post What Happens When You Live by the Truth; not the Facts, but I’ll reiterate here.

The facts were that I was diagnosed with an incurable situation. But that’s not what I claimed and spoke over my life.

Those were the facts, but the Truth of the Word of God—by Jesus’s stripes, I was healed (Isaiah 53:4-5Matthew 8:17, and 1 Peter 2:24)—was what I confessed over my life instead.

I didn’t walk around going, “This pain will never go away. It’ll probably always be this way. I hate my life!”

You talk like that, the devil goes, “Amen, keep preaching.” Don’t say what satan wants for your life!

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.
(Psalm 19:14)

There are words that are acceptable in God’s sight, and there are words that are unacceptable.

The words you speak out of your mouth are more powerful than you realize. They have the power to release miracles and change things: science confirmed.

A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; from the produce of his lips he shall be filled.
(Proverbs 18:20)

We see this all throughout science! When you track word vibrations, positive words like “I love you” form beautiful vibrations.

Words like “I hate you” look ugly and distorted.

Masaru Emoto, a Japanese research scientist, did an incredible study on the impact words has on water.

He found that water exposed to positive words and music formed perfect crystals.

Water exposed to negative words and music formed fragmented, distorted, broken crystals.

Something creepy… your body is approximately 60% water.

Even outside of God, optimistic people speaking positive things live longer, healthier lives. The power of your words is one of the laws (like a law of gravity) He’s put into place.

My recent trip to the doctor resulted in an all-new diagnosis of a new condition, one there was no treatment or cure for. The only pain management option wasn’t even available in my state. The only thing they could offer were antidepressants, which again weren’t available to me.

In short: “There’s no telling how long your condition will last and there’s nothing we can do to help you.”

I stayed calm and respectful while the doctor said these things, but the minute she left, I immediately claimed God’s Word over my situation instead.

The doctors told me the best medical science could do and all their facts, but it was essential that as soon as I could, I spoke the Truth and life of God’s Word.

I tell you the truth, whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.
(Matthew 18:18)

God didn’t say wait around and trust Him to move the mountain. That’s not in the Bible. He told YOU to SPEAK to the mountain and move it by your faith. Real faith is speaking faith.

God gives you the power via your words to reject what you don’t want in your life. I REFUSE to accept sickness. As a child of God, Jesus has already paid the price for my healing. God’s Word—I am healed—is what I choose to confess and claim over my life instead!

This isn’t lunacy. It’s speaking the Word of God—a much higher authority.

What you say enters in to you. Every word you say is like spitting out a seed. I’m not going to agree with statements like “You’ll deal with this the rest of your life,” or, “There is no cure for this condition.”

Speak for yourself! I have Jesus!

My story

I gave you a few real life examples in the previous headings, but circling back to when I hated my life.

I was constantly negative about everything that happened instead of seeing the positive and speaking the positive things God was doing in my life and had in store for me.

Probably why no one wanted to be around me. XD

Seems like it takes 8127465192875634879 years for me to get a lesson through my thick skull, but eventually, I realized something about choosing joy and speaking life over your situation.

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So I quit being negative about my life. When in doubt, I didn’t speak it out.

If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
(James 1:26)

The Bible says to bridle our tongue. So I did.

And when I did that, the overwhelming blessings God had placed in my life that I was too busy complaining to see started to overwhelm me!

And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God.
(Deuteronomy 28:2)

My family had obeyed God and was in the will of God. When I quit speaking doubt, I began to see the blessings overtaking us.

When I realized these truths and put them into practice, I found myself living the best year of my life.

Make no mistake about it: when I quit running my mouth about everything I thought was going wrong with my life and instead opened my mouth to praise and thank God, it’s like someone opened my blind eyes.

I’m so joyful now, it annoys people. Doctors keep having to clarify: “Your mental health is really okay? Having such a disease at this age is really hard. But you’re doing fine?”

Yeah, ’cause I don’t talk death, and I won’t deal with this thing forever either. I speak the Solution.

2 Takeways

1. If you always talk negative—quit running your mouth! Your words have power and you’re just making things worse for yourself.

2. Start not only believing the Truth of God’s Word about your situation, but speaking it out, too.

And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak.
(2 Corinthians 4:13)

Get God’s Word hidden in your heart (Psalm 119:11) so you have Truth to speak. Speak life with your powerful words and watch life be produced!

Do you believe words are really that powerful? How about jokes? Would you say you’re more of an optimist or a pessimist? I really enjoy hearing from you. :o)

P.S. Just wanted to say THANK YOU for all your super sweet messages on my return post and/or to those who messaged me privately! You made a special time in my life much brighter and your encouragement is a blessing. Thank you!!! Praying for you every day!

By |2019-07-05T14:32:09-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Life Undefeated, Miracles|30 Comments

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I'm Madi: blogger, writer, doll collector, and minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Learn more about me here and this blog here.


  1. Ariana Evans June 3, 2019 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    This was a super powerful post. Well done! Honestly, I have lots of fears. Fear of being alone. Fear of hurting someone and then them being done with me. Fear of death. And I have a serious negativity problem. I can be so sad and make others laugh when I’m dying on the inside, it seems like. I feel close to this post. It’s a good one. You’re so awesome! <3

    • Madi June 3, 2019 at 12:29 pm - Reply

      I know how you feel, Ariana, and negativity is so easy to slip in to when feeling that way. But words truly can make the difference! Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

      • Ariana Evans June 3, 2019 at 12:44 pm - Reply

        You’re welcome, and thank you! It’s very true.

  2. Hey, It's Hazel! June 3, 2019 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    I have this relationship with speaking life where I wait for my family members to slip up so I can boot the bible in their face and go “SPEAK LIFE GOSH DARN IT!” I’m like the resident life speaking police. Mostly because we moved across the East Coast and needed it or else we might have not made it. It was a very tough move but we made it through Thank God. (I actually prefer Atlanta to PA but no one has to know)

    • Madi June 3, 2019 at 1:13 pm - Reply

      ??? That’s beautiful. Same I had to speak life when I moved too! Now I actually prefer my new home as well ;D

    • Elle April 17, 2020 at 3:31 pm - Reply

      Same ?? I actually used to live in Atlanta area before I moved to SD!

  3. olivehiddenhollow June 3, 2019 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    ??? listen, all I’m seeing is this:
    Doctors: *very serious list of problems*
    Madi: ya how about nope
    Doctors: you can’t just nope away your problems.
    Madi: hold my french fries and watch this

    • Madi June 3, 2019 at 2:36 pm - Reply

      Why this so accurate tho? ???

      • Hey, It's Hazel! June 5, 2019 at 10:02 am - Reply

        YES! OMG YES!

        Madi: *hears problems*
        Doctors: *you’re going to be on medication for the rest of your life and this pain will never go away so accept it now*
        Madi: *hold my warafare trilogy* *sharpes katana*

        • Madi June 5, 2019 at 2:55 pm - Reply

          how y’all so accurate?? ???

    • Mary Elizabeth June 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm - Reply

      Haha! YAS!

  4. olivehiddenhollow June 3, 2019 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    On a slightly more serious note, this post was great! Such truths, preach it! ?

    • Madi June 3, 2019 at 2:36 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much! ?

  5. Mary Elizabeth June 3, 2019 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Hey Madi!!!!!! I’m so so glad your back! I always LOVE to read your posts and to chat with you!! You are a trooper in God’s Army!!!!!
    <3 Mary

    • Madi June 3, 2019 at 3:51 pm - Reply

      AWWW, thank you, Mary! I’m so glad you like the posts! ❤️?

  6. Lydia June 3, 2019 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Madi this post is AMAZING!! Just what I needed to hear today❤️

    • Madi June 3, 2019 at 8:37 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting, Lydia! ❤️

  7. germainehan June 4, 2019 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Finally, someone who understands the power words have on us! This is a wonderful post. Don’t stop writing, Madi.

    • Madi June 4, 2019 at 10:46 am - Reply

      Thanks so much for reading, Germaine! This comment made my morning. ?

      • germainehan June 5, 2019 at 11:46 pm - Reply

        Aww yay!

  8. McKayla June 4, 2019 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    This is a really great post. Most of the time I feel like I’m pretty positive but every once in awhile I slip up. Words are incredibly powerful. Why else would humanitarian causes have grown so much?

    • Madi June 5, 2019 at 2:52 pm - Reply

      Every once in a while I slip up, too. All the more reason to keep speaking life, though! Thanks for commenting, McKayla, I love hearing from you.

  9. Kendall Henson June 4, 2019 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Shooketh to the shooketh power. This is so amazing, I literally copied and pasted like 80% of it into my personal notes. 🙂 I am definitely not a life speaker, and pessimism is my first reaction but thankfully I am working on it and changing every day. This is so encouraging to read and draw from. God has blessed my life so richly with you, Madi!!
    Mucho love. <3

    • Madi June 5, 2019 at 2:54 pm - Reply

      This comment really made my day, Kendall, thank you! I kept thinking this post was massively subpar. Thanks so much for reading. ❤️

  10. Invisibly Me June 10, 2019 at 11:03 am - Reply

    A really interesting one, and it just shows how we can take a little control back with the power of our perspective, our words, our actions, our thoughts.. “I’m so joyful now, it annoys people” – That’s so amazing to hear, and the best reason to be annoying! ?
    Caz xx

    • Madi June 12, 2019 at 4:26 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Caz! And I totally agree. ? XD

  11. Lizzy June 17, 2019 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    This was an amazing and inspiring post! I 100% struggle with pessimism and overthinking everyday! I really am gonna try and be more optimistic this year! Good for you, Madi and God bless! ❤

    • Madi June 19, 2019 at 5:13 pm - Reply

      Yesss! An awesome goal to shoot for! ? Thank you for reading and commenting, Lizzy! ❤️

  12. Olivia Bell June 18, 2019 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    This was so beautiful, Madi, really everything you’ve been writing on lately has been so encouraging to me. You’re the best. <3

    • Madi June 19, 2019 at 5:19 pm - Reply

      I’m so so glad! Thanks so much for reading! ❤️

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