People search high and low for the master keys to creative breakthrough, and all the time, the most potent, powerful and explosive instrument of breakthrough is right under their nose.
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Sometimes we’re looking so hard for the answer to whatever problem we’re facing or for whatever creative breakthrough we desire, and we spend money on courses we chase after various entrepreneurial gurus or spiritual gurus or whatever else they may be looking for. This elusive answer. I mean, literally hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars and pounds to spend every single minute. Yeah. Looking for this button to press or lever to pull when all the time the most potent, powerful and explosive instrument of breakthrough is sitting right under our nose.
And when I say right under our nose, I mean literally right under your nose, God said and it was God said and it was God said and it was and God looked at all that he had made. And behold, it was very good friend. You are made in the image of God and words have power to create everything that we see in the visible. The entire tangible world all around us found its genesis in the invisible, everything that is visible was made from the invisible God called those things that were not as though they were and they came into existence.
He released the creative word and that word went out and brought things into existence, that the world was formed first in the heart of God and then through faith and through the spoken word, through word spoken from the heart. All that we see came into existence. And friend, you are a spirit. You are created in the image of one of the one who created you. And that spiritual law is at work in your life, either for good or for evil.
You know, the bridge between these two worlds, the invisible and the visible, is really simple and really plain and right there under your nose. It’s the words that you speak. The tongue, we’re told, carries the power to produce life or death to to deliver creative breakthrough or hopeless atrophy. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it for death or life. Proverbs 18:21.
And we’re not just talking kind of new age hocus pocus here. There’s there is science to this reality, no less kind of tangible, real solid as gravity, just as there are laws in the natural. So there are laws in the spiritual and in the spirit world. Words are far more than just vibrations in the air. Words actually carry spirit power. And the creativity cycle works this way every time, you know, in the same way as gravity works.
And we can predict things according to the laws that are working out there in the natural world. So in this spirit, we can predict things. In the end, according to spiritual law, everything begins in the heart. You know, from the abundance of the heart, the mouth will speak. That’s what Jesus taught us in Matthew Chapter twelve. And really, if we’re honest, we can track back and we can realise that what we hold in our hand today is the result of the words we spoke yesterday and the words that we spoke yesterday result from the realities that we’ve filled our heart with on a daily basis.
And so it really begs the question, you know, if we pull this equation right back to to its prime, yeah. It’s what do we fill our heart with every day? What pours into our eyes and ears on a daily basis? Do we feed on words that nourish our creative nature or do we allow limitation to fill our thoughts and feelings? Do we allow negative words to take a hold of our hard do we allow those words in? And do we do they do they solidify into beliefs?
You know, it really is a matter of training, self training, hard to be a creative engine in the way it was designed to be, just as God desired when he created man in his image and, you know, to be able to filter what’s coming in and then determine by grace what’s coming out, because no man can tame the tongue. You know, however hard we try, we’ll find that it’s a pretty unruly member. But if we allow the Holy Spirit to take a hold of us, if we allow the Holy Spirit to possess our nature, we can begin to use our tongue in the same way that a rudder of a ship might be used in.
The Book of James has a lot to say about the power of the tongue, but I love this description as the rudder of our life. In James Chapter 3:4 and 5, he tells us, behold the ships. They’re like these massive, massive vehicles, though they be so great and are driven by fierce winds and friend in life. There are some fierce winds that come our way. There are winds of doctrine. There are winds of circumstance, there are winds of culture.
There are some fierce winds out there that if you are not firmly planted, you’re going to fall over on your backside. You’re going to be blown in the same direction that those fierce winds are wanting to kind of that are tearing through your life, that you’re going to be carried by them in whatever direction they’re heading in, unless we utilise the instruments and the tools that have been given us. And and this, you know, behold the ships, which are great and are driven and fierce winds.
Yet they are turned about with a very small helm wherever the governor decides. So even so, the tongue is a little member. It likens the tongue to the to the rudder of a great ship. Now, in comparison to the size of the ship, the rudder is very small indeed. And yet that small rudder. Yeah, that that that I can turn that ship whichever way it decides to. And the words that we speak turn the ship of our life in whatever direction we choose, you know, and it’s been said I think it might have been Henry Ford or someone similar said, you know, if you say you can, you’re right.
If you say you can’t, you’re right. You it really is down to what we believe and what we speak. The spirit of faith speaks on this wise, I believe. Therefore, I speak. It’s from the believing in the heart and the speaking with the mouth that we determine our direction. And, you know, I’m asking myself and asking you today, are you clipping your own creative wings with a dwarfed expression of your own possibilities? You know, are you declaring that your words can reach the ends of the Earth and impact the world?
Are you are you accepting and declaring and confessing that your story will be like a magnet bringing men to the saviour? Are you declaring I mean, and this is certainly me as a as a teacher and as a minister in the kind of creative faith community, I believe that my creativity is not just about me unleashing whatever gifts I may carry. I believe that my creativity will unleash the gifts of others and bring them into their creative destiny. That’s my desire.
That’s my hope. That’s my prayer. And that’s my confession. I really pray that this episode will like spur you to think encourage you to think really carefully about the power that’s underneath your own nose and how you’re utilising it, like take take note of what is what direction you are turning your ship in using that small rudder. Well, thanks for listening. Hopefully it’s been an encouragement to you today. If you want to connect any further, you can do so through my website at Davidleemartin.Com.
Have a great day.