Para malaman mo kung ano ang magiging buhay mo some day, listen to what you say about yourself. Kung sasabihin mo na “ang malas ko talaga!”, “talaga sigurong ito na ang kapalaran ko” yan talaga ang mangyayari sa iyo. I remember in the movie “Aladdin” where the Genie said: “your wish is my command.”
You must get into the habit of speaking victory, healing, prosperity, abundance to yourself, to your family. I remember that song: “let the weak say I am strong, let the poor say I am rich, because of what the Lord has done…” When I was a child we used to sing in the Sunday school, “I am blessed, everyday of my life I am blessed. When I wake up in the morning, when I lay my head to rest, I am blessed. I am blessed.” I grew up listening to this song.
If you talk about negative things in your life, you are inviting and calling defeat to enter in your homes, in your finances in your relationships. Wag mong sabihin na: “itong anak ko na ito, bobo, wala talagang alam ito…” Kahit pabiro lang, pero wag mo sabihin yon. Instead tell them, “you shall become the head and not the tail” “anak, you will accomplish your dreams”, “you will become a history maker” “you will become the first doctor, the first lawyer, the first scientist, the first mayor, governor, the first Miss Universe, in our family” “you will leave your mark on this earth….” “You will be a world-changer.”
In the book of Ephesians 4:29, “No foul language is to come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear.” Ang tao na nakakarinig ng sinasabi mo ay Ikaw! And if you keep saying negative words about yourself, “I’m stupid,” it will take root in your spirit.
In Proverbs 18: 21: “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.” You eat the fruit of your words. It is sometimes you, who defeat yourself. May isang pag-aaral na ginawa sa mga bulaklak na pinalaki sa mga good and bad words. Yung pinalaki sa encouraging words, ay naging maganda ang kulay, yumabong at namulaklak. But that one which was cursed, discouraged, died easily.
Kung nakakaramdam ka ng kahinaan, say to yourself: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” The book of Romans 4: 17 says this: “call things which are not as if they were.”
Kaya mahalaga ang role ng ating mga dila (tongue). In the book of St James chapter 3, he compared our tongue to the rudder (timon) of a ship. In verse 4, “Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.”
Your tongue can change the direction of your life. To say it again in another translation, in Proverbs 18:21 it said: “Death and life is in the power of the tongue. Those who live will eat its fruit.” If you see sickness, rather than dwell upon it, say that: “God is restoring health back unto me.” “By His stripes I am healed.” “I will live and not die.”
Sa Bible, the Lord said that Jeremiah would become a great prophet. But he was young and afraid, feel nya na hindi sya qualified to become the prophet of God because he did not come from a good family. Jeremiah said: “Lord, sobrang bata ko pa po para maging propeta. Wala po akong alam.” Pero sumagot ang Diyos sa kanya, “Jeremiah, don’t say you’re too young.” God shut him up so he does not talk himself out. Because if he keeps putting himself down, he would not become what God has created him to be. Then God reached out His hands and touched Jeremiah’s lips and said to him, “I have put My words in your mouth”. Parang sinasabi ng Lord kay Jeremiah, “now, say what I say about you.” You are more than a conqueror, you shall lend and not borrow.”
In the book of Psalm 65:11, “He will crown the year with a bountiful harvest, even the hard place will overflow with abundance.” Pwede mong sabihin yon: “saan man ako magpunta, ako ay masaganang-masagana.” Your tongue is the rudder for your life. It determines the direction you’re heading. What you are and where you are now, is the result of what you said about yourself in the past.
There was a girl at the aged of 4, said to herself, “I will become popular just like that washing machine powder, Ariel.” That little girl is now Victoria Beckham who became a member of Spice Girls, wife of David Beckham and owns multi-million pounds companies and fashion brands.
What about you? What do you say about yourself? Do you speak victory over your life? Kung may mga kahirapan sa buhay, it’s easy to complain. But why don’t you say the words in Psalm 35:27, “Let them say continually, let the Lord be magnified, who takes pleasure to the prosperity of His children.” Kaya hindi sapat na minsan mo lang sasabihin, the Bible said, “let them say continually…” You can say, “God takes pleasure in prospering me, in healing me, who takes pleasure in favoring me.”
May pangako ang Lord sa mga Israelites that they will enter the Promised Land in Canaan. But negative words made them so scared to move. The 10 spies spread the negative report saying: “The people are too big, there are giants in the land. We looked like grasshoppers to them. We’re not able. We don’t have what it takes to win.” They became discouraged and became what they said. They walked in the dessert for 40 years. You can have what you say. Your words have power, so you must use them carefully.
Hinangaan ko itong si Abraham. Imposible ang pangako sa kanya ng Diyos na siya ay magiging ama ng maraming bansa. In the book of Genesis 17:11, God announced His new name, “I am God Almighty.” – “El Shaddai.” The God of more than enough. Nakakatuwang isipin that God added a letter “h” into the name of Abram that made it “Abraham” which means “father of many nations.” God also added “h” to Sarai which made it to Sarah – “princess”. The letter ‘h’ cannot be pronounced with using breath. Try it and see. Siya ay baog, or barren, now that her name is changed, she responds to people of who she is, and she says: “I am princess.” “I am highly favored.”
Even God Himself believe in the power of His own words, in Genesis, God said “Let there be light, and there was light.” The light came out in a speed of 186,000 miles per second. Also in Genesis, the Bible tells us that the Spirit of the Lord is hovering in a dark, chaotic universe. But when God said, “Let there be light” the Spirit of the Lord started to work.
In the book of St Luke 6:45, “…out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” Whatever is in your heart, determines what you say. Then in the book of Psalm 19:14 says: “Let the words of my mouth…be acceptable in your sight, O Lord.” God is listening to what you say, make sure it is pleasing to the ears of our God.
When I was in college, I wanted to become a member of the University’s Debating Society. But when I took the entrance exam, they gave me a report that says, “sorry Don, you’re not selected. You’re argument was weak…” I felt discouraged, disqualified, ashamed. But I decided not to accept these negative words, I told myself, kahit anong sabihin nyo, mag-aabogado pa din ako. I told myself, “I’ve got what it takes!” I even decided to cut out a piece of Manila felt fabric paper which says: “Jesus makes me a winner” I stuck it in the front door of my room. So every time I enter my room, I am reminded to say the words: “Jesus makes me a winner.” Now my classmates in college, calls me “Atty Magsino.” Some of them didn’t even pass the bar exams.
It’s ok to believe in the promises of God but when you speak victory over your life, He will open doors, opportunities and will connect you to the right people to help you achieve your dreams.
There was a 13 year old boy, whose height was 7 feet tall. Despite of being so tall, he was cut off from his school’s basketball team because he is clumsy. Lampa at mahina ang tuhod. But while a coach, saw him and told him to enroll at Louisiana State University (LSU) in America. Coach Brown told him to keep going to the gym. This boy said, “sir, I am not a basketball player material. I am clumsy.” Coach brown said, “who told you that, boy? I can see that you can become great. Go and practice!” This boy became Shaq O’Neill who became an absolute powerhouse, one of the most priced possession of Lakers, and considered to be one of the greatest players of all time. Someone spoke victory over Shaq O’Neills’ life – coach Brown did.
Tandaan natin na atin daw kakainin ang bunga ng ating mga salita. So dapat you’re sending out the right words that you want to eat. Wag mong sasabihin na malas ka, sabihin mo that “God is able. What He has started in me, He will finish.” “No eyes have seen, ears have heard and mind has imagined, the great things God has for me.” Just like Jeremiah, God wants you say about the good things He says about you. Just like Abram and Sarai, He is breathing His life into you, so that you can become a mighty man and woman of faith, that the world will know that you are the child of the Most High God. The great El Shaddai can speak the word of victory of your life and is ready to breathe into impossible circumstances that need miracles.