(From 2013) I was dealing with pretty harsh stomach pains when I awoke this morning. Thinking back I was trying to figure out why I had the pains. I remembered that before I went to bed there were a number of things on my mind. They were things that concern me and my family. Things I was trying to get answers to; things that seemed at the time, extremely impossible to
So this morning I awoke, to “pains” that I figured out were nothing more than my nerves. Basically fear gripped me. Fear – False Evidence Appearing Real – had taken its toll on me because of the things I was confessing. When I got up, with fear on my mind, I began to speak negatively about the things that seemed impossible to fix. Well, that’s when you
thank God for a God fearing spouse. My hubby said, you need to go and pray. Well he was absolutely right. Yet, when I prayed, I didn’t feel any better at the time.
Upon going through my emails, I came across a daily devotional about tithing. Now, where would tithing fit in about my negativity? Shockingly it did, the devotional was talking about sowing. The Holy Spirit then revealed to me that I was reaping a harvest of what I had sowed the night before. The negative words were powerful seeds that were planted into the
atmosphere and produced doubt and fear. The doubt and fear produced the “pains” in my stomach…”nerves.” “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” Galatians 6:7-8, I had now sowed seeds of my flesh and not my spirit. My flesh said it was terrible and could not be worked out, but my spirit knows that God is faithful to those who diligently seek him (Hebrews 11:6) and He would work it out.
When I realized this, I prayed. The bibles says, “The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.” Psalm 138:8 NKJV. Why would I think that anything is impossible for God? The Lord will perfect that in which concerns me, and the scripture goes on to say “Do not forsake the works of Your hands”. God will not forsake His works. He will work out any and every situation you are dealing with. After praying about the negative words I spoke I asked God to cancel them out and I spoke powerful positive words over my life.
Lesson: Speaking negatively is still sowing a seed, a bad seed that reaps a bad harvest. Speak positive over the situation and know that God will work it out.