Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Proverbs 21:23 He who guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from distress.

Certain stressors don’t just happen by chance. They were created and designed by our mouths.

Everything from drama in our marriage, to sickness in our bodies, to trials at work, to financial issues can all be created with our words.  We can’t keep saying, “I’m broke” and expect to have wealth and we can’t keep saying, “work is stressing me out” and expect to have a peaceful work place. God forbid we double up on our issues by saying, “my husband/wife is making me sick.” That’s marital and health problems being confessed in one sentence.

If you like stress in your life, then keep talking foolishly. But, if you want to have a more peaceful life, then be slow to speak and control what you say.