Slow to Speak

Slow to Speak

(James 1:19 NKJV)

So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.

The words that come out of your mouth have the ability to create or destroy. Words are so powerful that God literally spoke the whole world into existence. Words have the ability of building or destroying relationships. Jesus spoke to the fig tree and it dried up. He also spoke to a withered hand and it was restored.

Jesus showed us how we can create or destroy things by speaking to them. Apostle James in his letter to the Church clearly pointed out how strong your words could be. He admonished the saints to be slow to speak. This is very applicable in our everyday living. Weigh every word before you release it. You are responsible for what you say.

Do not destroy the relationships that God has set apart for your rising by speaking carelessly. Choose your words carefully and endeavor to speak the truth in love. Speak words that build up and not those that pull down. Before you speak out, judge the matter in your heart. He that offends not in word is perfect, meaning he is mature.

James 1


I have a strong foundation of wisdom for every aspect of my life. I do not live by the natural wisdom of this world, but I do operate by the divine wisdom of God. Christ, the wisdom of God, lives within me; I know the deep secrets of God. I walk with the wise, so I cannot be destroyed.

Evil communications do not proceed out of my mouth, but that which is good for the building up of others. My mouth is a well of life and wisdom flows out of it continually. My faith is not built on the wisdom of this world but on the power of God. I function in life by the wisdom that the Holy Spirit teaches.

I am very discerning of spiritual things because the wisdom of God is at work in me. I pay attention to the word of God, which is able to make me wise unto health, protection, deliverance and all-round soundness. I search the Scriptures daily and I always receive revelations and wisdom for a victorious living.

The devil cannot comprehend my life because I am founded on the wisdom of God. The wisdom of God works all things out for my good. My life is advancing because I am increasing in divine wisdom. The secrets of God for my life are revealed unto me. The eyes of my understanding are enlightened because I have the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of God.

I have access to the hidden wisdom that God has ordained for my glory. I love correction and reproof. I am open to wise counsel and my destiny is protected from destruction. I maintain a teachable spirit and adhere to godly instructions. I have the mind of Christ and I reign in life by the supernatural wisdom that comes from above.