Summary: Why do we allow our lives, destiny's to be shaped by or even influenced by others words? I am meeting more and more people who once walked with the Lord and wound up getting hurt and walking away...what can be done? We look at it in this message of hope!
Why do we allow our lives, destiny's to be shaped by or even influenced by others words?
„X We have all encountered those all too eager people, who feel they are shaping us and keeping us from our own lack of wisdom... I look now at them and just speak blessing into their lives. It truly is only God who can show them, that there are three fingers pointed back at themselves, if they would even hear His voice, or look at their own hands...No one has to show me my lack, faults and mistakes who knows them better than me???Well God does!!!
As I was thinking about this, a thought came to me...If people would run to God and see what he has to say about things they would find this setting of scripture and I totally love it...
Found in Philippians 4:4-9
4 -5Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you're on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute!
6 -7Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
8 -9Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious¡Xthe best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.
„X This one setting of scripture should be enough to help us understand that our tongues which form either words of blessing or words that offend, sometimes we use it to speak a curse into someone¡¦s life and these are dangerous things for not only the hearer of the words but the speaker of the negative words.
2For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.5Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 8But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
9Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
10Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
11Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
12Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
13Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.17But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
18And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
I love how James put here in in Chapter 3 verses 5-18
5 -6It only takes a spark, remember, to set off a forest fire. A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do that. By our speech we can ruin the world, turn harmony to chaos, throw mud on a reputation, send the whole world up in smoke and go up in smoke with it, smoke right from the pit of hell.
7 -10This is scary: You can tame a tiger, but you can't tame a tongue¡Xit's never been done. The tongue runs wild, a wanton killer. With our tongues we bless God our Father; with the same tongues we curse the very men and women he made in his image. Curses and blessings out of the same mouth!
10 -12My friends, this can't go on. A spring doesn't gush fresh water one day and brackish the next, does it? Apple trees don't bear strawberries, do they? Raspberry bushes don't bear apples, do they? You're not going to dip into a polluted mud hole and get a cup of clear, cool water, are you?
Live Well, Live Wisely
13 -16Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom? Here's what you do: Live well, live wisely, live humbly. It's the way you live, not the way you talk, that counts. Mean-spirited ambition isn't wisdom. Boasting that you are wise isn't wisdom. Twisting the truth to make yourselves sound wise isn't wisdom. It's the furthest thing from wisdom¡Xit's animal cunning, devilish conniving. Whenever you're trying to look better than others or get the better of others, things fall apart and everyone ends up at the others' throats.