My Teaching Notes from the Mission Possible Summer Workshops
Ephesians 4:29 “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart graces to the hearers.”
You have the power of life (to build up) and death (to tear down) in your tongue. Say the right things. You get what you say so don’t confess weakness. NEVER say you’re sick and tired, because you will be sick and tired.
Think before you speak – how will this affect my life? Is this important to say? See Ephesians 4:29
Sift your thoughts and only say things which will bear you fruit. You can’t have evil and good communication out of the same mouth.
There is power in speech. People look to us for leadership and guidance. What you meditate on will come out of your mouth. Remove harsh, judgemental, hurtful speaking. Have you listened to yourself?
If it won’t build someone up, then don’t say it. Don’t gossip. You can depress people with words.
REPEAT THIS OUT LOUD – Everybody doesn’t need my help and nobody wants my opinion.
You can put yourself in a bad mood by talking. When you discuss problems all the time, it makes them seem bigger and is depressing. – complaining, murmuring, grumbling, fault finding, boasting, judging, and gossip
Listen more than you talk. That’s why God gave us 2 ears and only 1 mouth.
If you judge leaders, you can’t receive from them.
When A Wise Woman Speaks: 1)She gives a reason for the hope that is within her. 2)She knows that timing is important. 3)She tells the truth. 4)She doesn’t talk too much. 5)Her words are gracious.
Affirmation: This is the day the Lord has made. I WILL rejoice and be glad IN it. This too shall pass.
**Much of this is based on Joyce Meyer’s Me and My Big Mouth teachings.**