Saying The Right Thing

Saying The Right Thing

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
                                                Hebrews 10:23 NIV

“I just can’t take it anymore!” These are terribly hopeless words of complete surrender to defeat.  Years ago, in a place of brokenness I quoted them too much.  At some point I felt the Holy Spirit speaking to me and encouraging me to be careful with what I allowed to roll off my lips.  So, when those words came spilling out of my mouth recently, alarms started going off in my head.  I knew that I no longer was saying the right thing.

The confession of my mouth was negative, void of hope or faith.  The opposite is what I needed to declare.

Only days later, my daughter reminded me how to speak in hope.  Shelby was talking with her friends and professed about her future in hope and faith.  Shelby spoke words to the direction God gave her a few years ago for her life.

The writer of Hebrews was encouraging believers to profess their hope.  Since profess isn’t a word I normally use (and maybe you don’t either) I looked this verse up in the original Greek.  Strong’s concordance explains that profess means to “speak to a conclusion”1.  Our profession; our spoken words need to speak to the end…not to our current situation.  Profess hope for your future in the words you speak.

So…

What are you professing?

Are you releasing your faith through what you say or binding it up?

Are you saying the right thing?

Prayer

Father…let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to You.  Help me to set a guard around my mouth so I can eat of the good fruit that my words produce and not the bitter.  I will hold unswervingly to the hope I hold in You and profess it with my words because YOU ARE FAITHFUL!  In Jesus Name…Amen

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1        http://biblehub.com/greek/3671.htm

DRAWING FROM THE WELL
  1. Hebrews 10:23
  2. Proverbs 18:21
  3. Matthew 12:36-37
  4. Psalm 19:14
  5. Romans 4:17

Comments(24)

  1. Tyra says

    Thank you for these words which are truth and life. And especially the prayer which carries us straight to the throne of grace. Be blessed today and may we continue to have LIFE on our lips. Happy to be visiting from #raralinkup

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Tyra,
      So great to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by. Praying God continues to use the words you speak to produce life in those around you.
      Be Blessed & Refreshed,
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  2. Sarah Geringer says

    Hi Sherry, thanks for sharing this definition of “profess” today. I learned something new that I needed to hear! Visiting from #raralinkup.

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Sarah,
      Thanks for stopping by! So glad to help you learn 🙂 I think you’re cut from the same cloth when it comes to studying God’s Word. Praying you are intentional with the words that leave your lips and that it produces a transformed mind.
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  3. Valerie Sisco says

    Hi Sherry,
    Oh how I need this reminder about speaking good words of truth! This is one area I so want to be transformed in and yet, I often feel as if I’m failing. But God never gives up on us and I’m so grateful for this reminder! xo

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Valerie,
      No condemnation from me…I write to remind myself. So thankful He never gives up on us 🙂 Praying you are intentional with the words that leave your lips and that it produces a transformed mind.
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  4. Betty Catto says

    Thank you so much for the reminder to speak words of hope and life. I needed to be reminded of this and will now speak words of hope and life for myself and those I am in contact with. It may challenging in some situations but I will rely on the Holy Spirit to give me the words to profess and declare. God bless you.

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Betty,
      I write to remind myself 🙂 Glad it helped you remember too! Praying you continue to be intentional with the words that leave your lips!
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  5. Lisa Appelo says

    Sherry, being in that place where we realize we cannot do it and cannot fix it is hard, but then again, just where God wants us. Trusting Him fully. I never like the circumstances that gets me there, but I’m so grateful we have a God who delights in rescuing us. Great encouragement today!

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Lisa,
      So glad to hear you’re encouraged! Praying you intentionally profess His truth and promises today 🙂
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  6. Michele Morin says

    I’m working on this one, too! My faithless speech backs me into a corner more than I’d like to admit. Instead, let us speak words that affirm our faith in a matchless God!

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Michele,
      Praying you intentionally set your words to align with all that God says about you and the incredible gifts He’s placed in you! You are a blessing to the body.
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  7. Brenda says

    Well, that might just be convicting. 🙂 So often I feel drained and say so. I pray often and know God is my help — but, hmm, I reckon I need to profess that with my mouth when I feel like saying “I’m so tired.” 🙂 Thanks for this, Sherry. Hope all is well with you and yours. ((xoxo))

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Brenda,
      Praying you stay intentional about what you profess and are blessed because of it 🙂
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  8. Lisa notes says

    I appreciate your encouragement here to use our words to preach to ourselves. What we say matters, not only to others, but also to ourselves. Sometimes we underestimate the power of those words!

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Praying you stay intentional about what you profess and are blessed because of it 🙂
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  9. Crystal Storms says

    Amen, Sherry! Thank you for sharing the meaning of profess! “Our profession; our spoken words need to speak to the end…not to our current situation.” Our hope is good because God is good! Sweet blessings to you! ((Hugs))

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Crystal,
      HE is good! Praying you stay intentional about what you profess sweet friend and that you’re blessed because of it 🙂
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  10. Meghan E. Weyerbacher says

    Powerful! I had to stop by and read this…glad I did. xoxo

    Meg

    • Sherry Stahl says

      I’m so glad you did too Meg 🙂 Praying you are intentional about what you profess and that HIS blessings come as a result.
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  11. Ruth says

    Hope and faith, gifts from God to us, are so vital to the living of the Christian life. Sometimes we go on autopilot and default back to our old ways of thinking. Praise God that He reminds us who He is and whose we are and shepherds us back to the way of righteousness.

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Ruth,
      You are so right. We need those reminders to break old patterns. Praying you stay intentional about what you profess and are blessed because of it 🙂
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  12. Gretchen Fleming says

    So true! I was convicted of the same thing a few years back. I was becoming almost cynical about my future and realized others were watching my testimony unfold. I needed to always be a witness for the goodness and faithfulness of our Lord no matter what was happening in our life at the time. Thanks for sharing!

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Gretchen,
      So glad to hear you’re saying the right thing!
      Be Blessed & Refreshed,
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

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