Be careful with what you say! - Cristiane Cardoso - English | Cristiane Cardoso - English


The words we say have the power of defining our path in this world. Although a lot has been taught about the way we speak, what’s good and what’s not, a majority of people ignore this and let their tongue free to say curse words about themselves or people around them.

I see this teaching even with God, when he would change the names of people that He would use in His purposes. He would do this in order to create a new identity and to receive a new mission giving by Him.

For example, that name Abram means “high father”, but the Almighty changed it to Abraham, which means “Father of multitude, many nations.” Sarai, his wife, had her name associated with sterility. However, by God she was called Sarah, the “fertile”.

The same thing happened with Jacob, which means “he who holds the heels, usurper” and was changed to Israel, which means “prince of God, victorious”.

The Lord Jesus also immediately changed the name of Peter, formerly known as Simon, when he was brought to Him by his brother Andrew.

The Savior attributed that fickle fisherman, unstable, weak and cowardly the name of Cephas, which in Aramaic means “stone”. Exactly the opposite of what Peter was.

But this was a declaration of faith by the Lord Jesus about the man he would become.

By doing this, He determined that His disciple would become firm and strong, a true pillar for the primitive church.

Imagine how many “blunders” showing weakness, impulsiveness and instability Peter committed during his three years beside the Lord Jesus! Even so, the Lord Jesus didn’t give up in calling him “rock”. That is, our Master gave us the example that words aligned with faith can determine that people, circumstances and places will change.

It’s also worth to remember that this isn’t just a positive thought, fruit of philosophical movements of the 19th century, known as positivism, where it’s enough for a person just to believe in themselves and to just think what’s good in order for his life to be successful. We are talking about a faith in God, linked to a confession in this belief. This means, because I believe in Him, I determine, profess and wait for the fulfillment of His Word.

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and he that loves it shall eat of his fruit.” Prov. 18:21

Until next week. See you then!

Collaborated: Núbia Siqueira

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  • Kahoro Katjivirue

    Well noted Mrs Cardoso…….just to add on that to confess good even makes you become stronger in life because every time you think i have a dream to accomplish i need to act and use my faith to see God fulfillment.

    But if you confess defeat or try to curse other people with bad words, your life does not even move or reach anywhere because of negativity that in your mind.

  • Palesa Jn

    Hello Mrs Christiane
    This message makes me to realise that every word has the spirit ,either bad or good, It clearly shows how one is in his spiritualty that is why when a person has enternity can not be found in him words that curse others.

  • Kimberly graham

    This is indeed very strong!… I will take this into practice. Thank u Mrs. Cardozo

  • Khosi Phindiso

    The power of the tongue. Thank you Mrs Cris for the reminder. Amen.

  • Matefo Makume

    I really have to be careful with what iam saying because with my words I can build my life the way I wanted to be if I want it to be blessed then my words, can say that.

    That is why the power of life and death are on our tongue, so with our tongue we can build or destroy our life.

  • Nteboheleng

    This message got me thinking and I intend to think carefully before I speak,thank you Mrs Cris.

  • Mildred Andisi

    Wow! Thank you for reminding me the need to mind my words. Because words are powerful.

  • Marissa

    I agree we must be careful with what we say. The tongue has incredible power. It can bring life,death ,blessings etc. This has taught me to watch my words before i speak.We must speak positive and not negative.

  • Zalina Hosein

    So true! Strong message. What comes out our mouth is what we have in our hearts. We need to be very careful what we speak it can either bless us or curse is. Self believe is something to take into consideration.

  • Sherreiza Rahim

    In everything we say we need to need to be careful and think before we talk, our tongue can easy deceive us. This has thought us to be careful what we say and think positive…:)

  • Nikki Karitas

    The tongue is in a wet place,if we don’t be careful,it may easily slip.

  • Selma N Johannes

    Thank you Mrs,this message is strong, the tongue can curse and bless as well,it will be good if we think first before we talk to avoid cursing people, we must always learn to bless. Sometimes parents don’t know that the words that they always call their children will either curse or bless their children.

  • Lindiwe

    True what comes out of our mouth has power to build or destroy, we should always be careful of what we say.

  • Lerato

    We must be careful of what comes out of our mouths..whether it builds or destroy, thanks Mrs Cardoso