Entrepreneurial Spirit Series – You Have What You Say

Jesus was matter-of-fact: “Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it, and nothing will be too much for you. This mountain, for instance: Just say, ‘Go jump in the lake’—no shuffling or shilly-shallying—and it’s as good as done. That’s why I urge you to pray for absolutely everything, ranging from small to large. Include everything as you embrace this God-life, and you’ll get God’s everything. And when you assume the posture of prayer, remember that it’s not all asking. If you have anything against someone, forgive—only then will your heavenly Father be inclined to also wipe your slate clean of sins. (Mark 11:23 – The Message)


Human beings have a nasty habit of speaking every negative thought that enters our minds.  I believe it’s kind of a defense mechanism.  If we don’t hope for too much or declare ourselves a winner, then we won’t ever be disappointed.  This makes absolutely no sense at all because, if we live this way, we will be in a constant state of disappointment and dissatisfaction.

Rather than speaking negativity over our lives, we can speak life. God created us in His image.  All He did was speak life and everything we see around us came into existence — in just six days before resting on the seventh.  We also have the power to speak life into the atmosphere.  Like God, we can call those things that are not as though they were (Romans 4:17).  The Bible tells us the life and death are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). Therefore it is up to us to speak life or death to our situations.  We can speak blessings or curses to every situation in our lives.  It takes about the same energy to utter the words, however the negative energy created is difficult to over come.  That’s why it is well worth our while to focus on the positive.  Leave vengeance and pay-back to God.  If we don’t like a situation, a person, a comment, or an opinion, we can turn it over to God.  There is no sense in dwelling on something that is outside of our control.  Instead, we can put our energy into handling the things that we do have control over.  We can’t control how other people think or behave, but we can control how we respond.

Believing that our words have life and power, we can trust God to work out the plans we have for our business.  The only thing is, we have to activate our faith by speaking our success into existence.  Why don’t we have more than we currently have?  The Bible says it’s because we don’t ask and when we do ask, we ask with the wrong motives – so we can spend it on our selfish pleasures (James 4:3).  If we are truly interested in becoming more successful and fulfilling God’s calling on our lives, we can begin by speaking life into our businesses/ministries. That’s right, as King Solomon reminds us “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom” (Ecclesiastes 9:10).

We can begin to transform our lives, our businesses, and our relationships by simply watching our words and choosing them carefully.  You get what you say, so you better say something that you’ll enjoy living with.

Andrea Scott is the Purpose Guide. She helps you to discover your purpose and to create plans for doing what God is calling you to do. With her guidance you can make your dreams a reality, stop talking about what you’re going to do, and finally live the life you were created to live. Get more inspiration in her books Purpose Quest and Purpose Prayers. Share your faith with the world, check out True to the Word Apparel.

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