Speak the Promises of God, Not Your Current Reality

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Numbers 14:28 Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:

The mistake that some of us make is to speak our current reality or our fears. The reason the Children of Israel repeatedly said that Moses brought them in the wilderness to die there was because that was their fear; they were speaking their fear.  Although they did it innocently, it had serious implications for them. As a result of speaking their fears, all those who were above the age of 20 died in the wilderness, except Joshua and Caleb. God said to them in Numbers 14:28, “surely as ye spoke into my ears, so will I do to you”. They spoke their fears and their fears became their reality. What happened to the Children of Israel will happen to you if you speak your current reality. What you speak is what will, ultimately, manifest in your life. Life and death are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21).

Rather than speaking your current reality, speak the promises of God over your life. God instructed Joshua in Joshua 1:8 that he should not let the Book of the Law depart from his mouth. What God was telling Joshua was to continually speak the word of God or promises of God. What God told Joshua to do is the model we must follow. By speaking the promises of God over your life, it will form the foundation of your belief and because it is what you believe, it is what you will receive. Within that context, be deliberate in choosing the words that you speak.

Life Application: Avoid speaking your current reality and instead repeatedly speak the promises of God over your life every day.  

Prayer: Lord, I declare positive things over my life. I renounce and reject ever negative thoughts, words and actions. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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