The old nursery rhyme told as far back as the late 1800’s was meant to keep children from bullying one another by building that inner strength to tell the bully that it doesn’t matter what you say, I’ll be ok. That phrase couldn’t be further from the truth.
Words are the most powerful force in the universe. God spoke everything you see and what you don’t see by speaking creative words. You have this same ability to create because you were created in God’s image. You also have the ability to destroy by your words. Your words once spoken go out into the world to create what you have spoken. They will either create life or they will create death, but they will produce after their own kind.
The law in affect is called seed time and harvest. Everything produces after its own kind. The danger here is that it doesn’t just produce one fruit or seed, but instead produces a harvest of more seeds which when planted will produce even more seeds. Yes, some of those seeds will die just like in the natural, but most will take root to keep reproducing the harvest of what was originally sown in your life. Likewise, you can sow seeds that are good and that are good for you and those around you. It’s not just about speaking positive words like, “Today I’m going to get a million dollars,” because you may not have the means to make that possible. Instead, speak and say what God says about you and about your situation and see the fruit of those words spoken produce a harvest in your life.
Now, you may say, “I tried that and it didn’t work.” Well, there are two factors at work here, one is unbelief and the other is double mindedness. First, if you try something, you may not be fully committed or persuaded that it’s going to work. You have to have faith that what God says in his word is truth. You also have to know the context of what God is saying. You cannot pull scriptures out of context and wrongly apply them to your life. Every scripture of promise has a condition of obedience associated to it, i.e. Give and it shall be given unto you, press down shaken together…shall men give into your bosom . You can’t receive people giving back into you if you don’t first give. There are many more examples throughout scripture.
The second part of that is double mindedness. If you quote and apply a scripture to your circumstances, then go away and speak negative words to those circumstances, you are canceling out your blessing. The two messages spoken cancel each other out. Paraphrasing what the bible says in Mark 11:23 you shall speak to your problem and tell it to go away and don’t doubt it but believe it and it shall come to pass. After speaking and quoting the bible over your problem you may say to another person at another time, “I never can get ahead.” You may have just cancelled out the blessing you were believing for.
If you’re like me, when I heard this I was worried. I started to take an account of what I had been saying and I knew I had been speaking out both sides of my mouth. I had to change my actions and I had to dig up those seeds that I had planted like you dig up a weed in your yard or garden. I asked Jesus to forgive me of my sins. I asked him to help me dig up those misspoken words and I started to speak what he said about my life and my situation. I got into the word and I found out what God wanted for my life and I started speaking that for me.
Back to sticks and stones, we are products of the words spoken over us by our parents, teachers, friends and family. As we grow, we tend to fit into the mold that others have set for us, unless we get into the bible and discover for ourselves what God says about us and what he wants for our lives. When we do that, we can say what he says about us and see the changes come. You are a WIP, that is a Work In Progress and you are subject to change your entire life if you will be coachable and teachable. You just have to be careful who you let speak into your life.
Good day and God bless!