I was thinking


I was thinking…

So eons ago, God was just chilling out somewhere, in an undisclosed location when he decided to build something called the heavens-that is his place, like where he lives and earth, which would end up being our dwelling. But if you are going to build something then my thinking is that you’d get into a workshop, get the materials, develop a master plan, get a few guys together and then get to work, right? Well, yeah if you are a man but if you are God, then maybe not. So what does God do? He starts speaking.

He said let there be this, that and the other and there was. Like stuff started appearing right, left and center. First was light, which would mean that he created heaven and earth without light. So how could he see what he was creating? Anyway, I digress. So light, then night and day, then waters, then dry land, then herbs, and lights, then bird and animals.

For a whole five days, God was speaking and things were appearing. There’s no mention of him actually doing anything with his hands until the sixth day when he forms man. But when Moses gives an account of the story of creation in his memoirs found in exodus, he says that ‘for six days God made the heavens and the earth… and rested on the seventh day’. So I thought of it and wondered, as you should. In other portions of scripture, it is recorded that the heavens and the earth and everything in them, are the works of God’s hands. Which is a bit baffling seeing that the only thing that God did for five days was speak.

I like to think and I sat to ponder this out. I asked myself whether God was speaking or working? I searched the good book a little more and came up with some interesting thoughts. I’d like to share.

First off is that there is power in what we say. I used to hear a saying kitambo when I was growing up that said ‘kuongea ni bure’. That saying might sound good to the ear but it isn’t true because God was talking for five days and there were results. That should tell you that what you say is not useless. What you say has power. And if kuongea ni bure, why on earth do they pay Maina or Kwambox all that money to just talk to people they can’t even see? No, the words we speak are not useless; words carry power.

Words carry creative power. Scripture says in Hebrews 11:3 that ‘the worlds were framed by the word of the Lord’. The worlds were not created by the work of the Lord, No! They were created by the word of the Lord. So words have the power to create stuff. Your words are the starting point to creating your world. Your words are important. Solomon the wisest guy to ever walk the face of the earth says in Proverbs 18:20 that “A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; from the produce of his lips he shall be filled. In the following verse, he says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Notice how much power the king gives words? The tongue, your tongue has power and that power can either produce life or death.

So we have to agree that our words are not useless. They are powerful. They carry creative power. They can carry in them life or death. But then, where do our words come from? When we go back to scripture, we will realize that, words have an incubator. They have a storage place called the heart or the mind. Jesus tells us that ‘…out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks…’ So then our words come from our heart. When we speak, we barely communicate what is held up either in our hearts or minds. They say that if you want to know the heart or the mind of a person, listen to their words. Words are merely a reflection of what is in the heart or mind of a man. It is hardly possible that a good heart will speak evil words and vice versa.

If this is the case then we must look keenly at the heart or mind. If we create our worlds with our words and our words are a reflection of what is in our hearts then it follows that if we want to change what we see physically, we must change how we speak and changing what we say requires that we change what is in our hearts. That is why king Solomon again admonishes us that a man will only be what he thinks. Thought is a result of the condition of the mind/heart. So, it is correct to say that you cannot think wrong and speak right. Additionally, you cannot speak wrong and hope to manifest the right results. What you constantly think about is what you eventually become. We must address our thoughts if we are going to change how we speak and consequently change what we create with our words.

How then can we change our thinking? I propose that we can do this by meditating on the right things. After Moses’ death, God speaks to Joshua and tells him that the word of God (the book of the law) shouldn’t depart from him and that he, Joshua, should meditate in it day and night and if he does this, he will make his way prosperous. If thoughts come from a reservoir then it is only prudent of us to clean up this reservoir up. We clean it up by meditating on the right things-on the word of God. Paul speaking to the Romans in chapter 12 had an admonition to make. He tells them that they should not be conformed to the patterns of this world but rather they should seek a transformation that only comes by the renewal of their minds.

Let me give us an illustration to help you understand meditation better. Meditation is more like regurgitation of cud. It is what ruminants do. They go out during the day and eat all manner of feed. When night comes, while asleep, they start chewing cud, bringing out what is in their stomachs and chewing it allover again. In other words, they dwell on it. They rethink it. They go over it again. Meditation of the word is not reading the word only. It is reading, then thinking about that word today, tomorrow, the next week, the month after and two years later. For how long you may ask? Till that word becomes part of you.

So the way to change what we say is to change what we think and the way to change what we think is to meditate on the word of God. I found that the easiest way to succeed in life is to concentrate on the good happening in our lives. There’s a lot going wrong, true, but there’s a lot more going right in our lives. Paul in chapter 4 verse 8 of his letter to the Philippians says this “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.”

Isn’t that profound?

Instead of you thinking of what isn’t going right, how about you meditate on what is working. Find whatever is true, find whatever is noble, lovely, just, and pure, get the good report, and find virtue-concentrate on the good. Major on the good and minor on the negative at work, in your home, in business, in church, wherever… focus on the good. The more you meditate on the good, the lesser you see the negative. The more you meditate on the word of God the more your thoughts are aligned to the will and purposes of God. Then you can speak the right words and create your world.

Remember, if you think right you will speak right. Create your world today, start by thinking right. Start by meditating on what God says about you. Slow down, stop and ask yourself today, “What’s on my mind?” because that has the potential of creating your world.

  1. Very profound…
    I choose life.
    My words carry creative power..
    Thank you sir for the great piece.

  2. May I be continually positive in the matters of my heart, thoughts and speech. A nice article.

  3. Proverbs 18:21

    Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

    So yes. Words are powerful.
    Many times we speak out of the abundance of our hearts so words are are a reflection of our thoughts and heart desires.

  4. Power of words! Am reminded of the WORD that became flesh and made dwelling amongst us.Made us see the glory that came from the father full of grace and truth (John 1:14)

    My words, my world! My wordiness which is reflection of my heart and mind should be tamed from sophistry but be aligned to meditation so that I regurgitate whats pure, true , noble and trustworthy.

    Such a page-turner piece! 👌

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