…The tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature… (James 3:5-6).
If you’re faced with a challenge that seems insurmountable, the emphatic statement of Jesus in Mark 11:23 is the solution you need. It says, “…whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” During His earthly ministry, the Lord Jesus proved this; He displayed absolute mastery over the circumstances of life, including the forces of nature. He made us realize that we could talk to anything, influence anything, and effect changes with our words.
Jesus wasn’t talking figuratively when He said, “…whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” He was showing us the efficacy of our words. We rule by words, as our words rule us. Your words determine the quality of your life.
It doesn’t matter what situation or circumstance in which you’ve found yourself; you can effect changes with your words! Recall how the tongue is described in our opening text; it’s called a fire. That means with your words you can burn up everything in your life and in your path that is inconsistent with the perfect will of God.
Your words rule your life; never forget it. Proverbs 18:20 says, “A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.” It’s your responsibility to keep yourself in the triumphant life by speaking creative words of faith.