Grace is not going to lead us to speak poorly, badly, or negatively about anything, anyone, at anytime. (Eph 4:29) "Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers."
Actually our words reflect what is in our heart and what we are believing at the time: (Lu 6:45) "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks." (Note: For us as born again believers the "good man" is our born again spirit and the "evil man" is our old sin nature.)
Pay attention to our mouth! It is amazing the amount of things we say that go unnoticed by our brain. We often criticize others for saying one thing and doing another while we don't notice we do it to. We can actually speak life and death from the same mouth in very close proximity. James puts it this way: (Jas 3:10) "Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so." We can locate our heart by what questions we ask or by the statements we make (See booklet "Indicators and Location" at our website Lordsbcc.org/booklets).
Why does our mouth have so much power?
All of this sources back to the dominion that God gave man in Genesis: (Gen. 1:26) "Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
Our dominion was to be exercised by our words. We are not the strongest physically, nor the fastest, or most agile; we cannot fly, we don't swim nearly as fast, and we are not the largest creature...how was this dominion to manifest? It was by the Spirit through words spoken by faith just as Jesus showed us (II Cor. 3:18). Jesus spoke and the winds and waves obeyed Him (Mat. 9:26, 27). Jesus healed and cast out demons with a word (Mat. 8:16). He cursed the fig tree and it withered and died (Mark 11:20).
When it comes to believing for God's will to be done in our situation we need to remain consistent. The Bible describes our tongue as a rudder in a ship (Jam. 3:4). It is steering us according to the faith or fear being expressed in our life. In truth, we can find ourselves getting no where because we are changing the direction so often and so fast. In one moment we are speaking faith and almost before we take another breath we are speaking fear. It would be better to hold our tongue even if our fear is raging inside. Do we realize how much our fears want to be expressed? We have heard experts tell us to let it all out and repress nothing. When we do we might feel some relief but in hearing what we just said our fears now have something more to feed on. For as faith comes by hearing so does fear (Rom. 10:17). Yes, there are times when private fears need to be expressed and heard so that we can deal with them, identifying the problems, and be set free from inner condemnation. Sometimes we need to vent but then many times we need to hold our fears back--we need to discern the difference. It's when we don't know them that we need to find a listening ear; however, when we know what our fears are we are supposed to address them with God's Word (Getting After Our Weeds).
How would you feel if someone came up to you and asked you for something and after you said yes they were mumbling to him/herself, "Well, I'm not sure what to expect...I hope I get it...maybe I will...maybe I won't...I'm afraid it won't happen...look I can't see it...I don't think it will ever happen...it still looks like it won't happen..."
I've heard people say, "I prayed about this and spoke to it just as Jesus said to..." Then, within a few minutes I might hear from the same person, "You never know...it might happen...it might not...we have to be ready for whatever will be...I'm just so sad for the person it really is bad...I wish I could do something..."
Now if you have said or done something like this I'm really not trying to point you out. I'm sharing this type of theme because unfortunately it is very common. I'm sure I've done it to. There is a saying that goes like this, "If you are going to worry don't pray; if you pray then don't worry." Mark 11:24 "Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them." When we prayed (speaking to the issue/mountain is prayer!) and felt virtue or power or peace released, faith with Christ has been exercised; therefore, hold fast to that moment as THE answer and do not let it go, give it up, or give in to our fears. We don't have to be perfect in faith because Jesus as our intercessor intercedes perfectly for us (Heb. 7:25); however, we must realize that when we speak fear and unbelief into the situation we have let faith be countered, negated, or let go at worse. We might feel this or that as we wait for the manifestation of our command in Jesus' name just don't speak it...don't give it authority by saying...(Mark 11:23).
My brothers and sisters we disqualify our own prayers by releasing our fear into the equation. We can repent of this, we should; however, God can't override our will and dominion. When fears and faith collide and they will; we are the ones that decide the outcome by which ones we focus on and give attention to and most importantly give activation by saying them...there was a story of two dogs owned by the same man that were going to fight in a dog fight at the end of the month. The whole town was involved with betting and promotion (not a true story its an allegory). The towns people were anticipating the event and some would talk to the owner asking, "Which one do you think is going to win?" The owner thought for a moment and said, "The one I feed the most."
God admonishes us, "Feed on His faithfulness." (Ps 37:3) Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Then Paul takes and says, (Php 4:8) "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."
In other words, feed your faith and starve your fears! This has been a famous Church sign saying for decades...and notice that Paul said, "whatever things are true..." This doesn't mean whatever things are factual, evident in this realm, the temporary misaligned and rebellious symptoms happening at the moment...No, this means whatever things are of the truth! Grace and truth came to us through Jesus Christ (John 1:17). It means recount the successes! Review testimonies of healing just like the one you are looking for now...remember God's answers that personally have happened to you...get into remembering the Word...and keep the word near you, around you, by your side and in your heart...because the Word itself is eternal, almighty, and able to bring about miraculous change, healing, provision, and God's will in ways we cannot see with our natural eyes...(Prov. 4:18) "My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; 22 For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.