Our world is created from the things we imagine.
What we perceive in our imagination must be expressed. There are are variety of ways we may do so. It may be done in the form of pictures, symbols, sounds, etc. If we use a compelling image. It may momentarily grab our attention. We may stop and stare but without the appropriate words to adequately convey the meaning and message, it will be disregarded.
Clearly, we live in a world formed by our imagination given a voice by our words. Whatever is conceived is verbalized to allow it to become reality.
There is a word for everything! Even sounds are given names based on rhythm, timing, pitch, syncopation, etc. If there isn’t a name for a new sound we make up one. Without a name it is regarded as noise and simply ignored.
The fact that every idea, every though, every imagination is expressed by words, which build the world around us makes words very powerful. Sadly, we do not understand the power of words.
Let us contemplate the power of words for a moment.
- Words can and have altered the course of history. Just a few words from someone in power can alter the course of history. When the North Korean President mentioned that he has a nuclear button everyone paid attention to what was said. His words mattered. Carpe Diem! Is a rallying cry that can marshal a troop into action.
- Experts pay very close attention to words. Why do you think experts pay so much attention to what President Donald Trump says? He is the Leader of the free world. Even his tweets are carefully scrutinized by experts.
- Words my friend has power to create order or chaos. One word from the Chairman of the Federal Reserves expressing a dismal outlook of the county’s future, can send the economy in a tailspin. Investments instruments, stocks, securities, mutual funds, housing investments, 401Ks and other retirement schemes can all crash. Just from a few words from this person.
- Words determine the livelihood of people. Actors and actresses, sports personalities pay huge sums of money to control the words that shape their image. A publicists is hired to ensure you are given the right image. One that you will like and pay huge sums of money to see.
Words Shape Our Momentum
If we look at our development and growth we will realize that it is the words spoken to us from our birth that has shaped our world. As a child our parents spoke words that taught us to express ourselves. They also used words to affirm our identity, make us feel safe and loved.
They then entrusted us to the school system to continue the process of our development. What do you think happens in this process? We spent years learning the set of words, vocabulary, for various things that help to shape our world in later years. All the words we are taught are geared towards installing civic pride and making us productive members of society.
As we move through this process words of love, assurance and comfort are absolutely important to build our confidence.
As we move from the stage of a babe, we listen and then act on the words. What we hear we do. It is the doing of the word which is extremely important. Without action the words will have no impact.
We pay tons of money to universities to learn the right skill-set through words. What we hear we test. We put these words into practize to become good at it. Some people spend years to master the vocabulary for their profession. What are they doing? Learning the right words that gives them insight that only a few others will possess.
What is taught isn’t just kept in the mind. The words are backed by action. They constantly practise these words until we recognize them as experts in their field. Titles are given to indicate our recognition of the high levels of competence and advanced vocabulary.
Power in Your Words
Aren’t words powerful! They can uplift you. They can get you moving. They can move you from sadness to gladness. They can shift you from fear to faith. From gloom to hope. From anxiety to assurance. From turmoil to calm. From rage to peace. This is why we are so fascinated with words.
We love to hear the right words from others. Yet we treat God’s word as meaningless. We treat them as meaningless to our physical existence. What do I mean? We love to hear it but so many of us do not do it!
Very often we forget that everything in this world was formed from the word of God.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
With the utterance of words. God created everything. It is those same words that are upheld to this very day. He then gave us words, which formed systems of communication. Out of it came languages which allowed us to express our thoughts and feelings. To interact with others and better understand the world around us.
If His words were so powerful that it created everything around us. Do you not think that these same words can make significant changes in your life?
Applying the Word of God
Friends part of the protection that is around you to guard you from danger, harm, sickness and disease is the word of God. It was this that shielded Job from Satan
“Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.
God understands every challenge we will every face in life, so He has given us a word to help when they arise.
It is important that we diligently search the Word of God for the words that will help us to overcome the challenges when they come. Personalize those words and apply them to your life. There will come a time of rain. You will need those words on a rainy day.
Just what are some words that we may draw strength from?
When everything is going wrong and you feel overwhelmed, what is the word to rise above this feeling?
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)
When I am feeling alone and uncertain about my next move.
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)
When I am angry
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil. (Ephesians 4:26-27)
If I am feeling inadequate to the challenges I face
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. (1 John 4:4)
If I am in need and cannot see my way out. I do not fret because.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)
When I am given to worry
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. (Philippians 4:8)
When there is sickness around me. My health is guaranteed why? I stand on the Word of God.
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, (Philippians 2:10)
When I feel uncertain about my future.
For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)
When anxiety threatens to overwhelm you?
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
Job’s world was enforced by the Word of God. It kept him, his family, neighbors and community safe. It was these words that allowed him to bounce back after losing everything. He held on to those words of hope.
Think of yourself as the CEO of your own company. That company is your life. You have to take charge of it. What was said in the past cannot continue to be an excuse. You can no longer allow that to govern your future. You are far too important for that. The plans God has for your future demand that you take the reigns of the company and stair it. You must use words that give empower you to maintain a positive outlook. God’s word is a fundamental building block of this process.
Make a concerted effort to build your world using specific words as the building block. You can find those words in the book of life. The word of God, the Bible, covers everything we can imagine. At time we will need the help of the Holy Spirit to find it by revealed knowledge but I guarantee you whatever you need a word for it is in the pages. The bible covers every every challenge you will face.
Every company forms its future by using specific words to define its vision and mission. It then determines the crafts it goals and objectives and other activities to realize its vision. This has helped them move from the garage to become multi-national multi-faceted companies.
Do the same with your life. Form words that help govern your world from the inside. What is inside will build a formidable structure that will combat any negative from the outside.
Bury the Word of God in your heart. Make it personal to you, your outlook and your desired future. Repeat those words until they form a shield in your heart. Declare and decree them. Live them. What you envision will become your reality as you live these words.
The words will build your world.