Have you ever really paid attention to your own words? The Lord Jesus said in Mark 11:23,
For verily I say unto you, That 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.

One person might say, “I will get over this sickness”, while another will say, “I will never get well”, and they are BOTH right, even though the scripture says we are healed by the stripes of Jesus. How can that be? Well, go back and read what Jesus said again. The entire verse accurately and simply says it all, and you’d have to work hard to confuse it.

The problem just may be that we don’t really believe the words that come out of our own mouth. An example: have you ever said, “That tickles me to death”? Are you dead? Well you WOULD be if you believed in your heart and doubted not. We don’t really believe half of what we say, because if we did, things would be different. Another one is, “I’m so broke I can’t even pay attention”. Well, if you were that broke, you’d be standing out on the corner begging, but you aren’t because you really didn’t honestly mean it, it’s just a saying.

Your words can make or break you, according to what you believe in your heart. When you speak God’s Words, you need to realize that God cannot lie. He puts His Word above all His name and gives it His highest priority. Do WE do that? His Word says in Psalm 103:2-3,
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

Would YOU like to have the LORD’S benefits? Sure you would. He said here that He forgives ALL your sins, and that is the total amount of them; past, present, and future, and heals ALL your diseases; and that is the total amount of them. Either you believe that, or you don’t, simple as that. Going back to what Jesus said in Mark 11:23, you can have them by believing those benefits are yours and doubting not, and SAYING so. And you shall have them.

Don’t you wish EVERYTHING in life was that simple, clear cut and easy? Well it IS according to the very Word of God. But be careful, because the next time you say, “That tickles me to death”, they could be your last words!  God has no place in His Word where He said, “Nah, I was just kidding”. What He says, HAPPENS! And He intends we live the same way. We speak our future with our words, good or bad. It is written in Proverbs 18:21,

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

If you find yourself tempted to agree with the circumstances that next time you’re facing trouble, consider the consequences first: by agreeing with the problem, you only prolong it. Instead, speak the Word of God over it, and believe those words and doubt not in your heart, and you will have whatsoever you say. So if you are going to eat your words, make them good.

I’ve had people tell me, “I tried that and it just didn’t work.” Funny thing is though, they believed in their heart that it wouldn’t work, and said it with their own mouth, AND THEY GOT EXACTLY WHAT THEY SAID! Don’t tell me God’s Word doesn’t work. It does, but you must realize it can work for you or against you, by what you say and believe. God’s Word cannot be broken because it is impossible for God to lie. In Mark 11:23, God revealed a secret that had been hidden from us since the beginning of creation. But now that the secret is revealed, we should be using it to our advantage. God wants good for His children, not bad. But seeing that He has given us “free will”, and the ability to think and speak as we will, we often shoot ourselves in the foot with our own words.

King David in Psalm 141:3 wrote, Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Why do you suppose He wrote that? Because he well knew the power of his own words, being he was the King. Whatsoever he said was what was going to happen, so he wanted his words to be carefully considered before he said them. We would all be wise to ask the LORD to set a watch over our own mouth, so we do no harm to ourselves or others with our words. Live as though everything you say will come to pass. Honor God’s Word and be in agreement with it at all times, and you will have His “benefits”.