Speaking negative words can steal things from you. The story of Moses sending the twelve men out to spy out the land is a good example of how you can allow words to steal something from you.
Joshua and Caleb gave a good report, but the other ten men gave a bad report.
Numbers 13:25-33 NKJV
“And they returned from spying out the land after forty days. Now they departed and came back to Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the children of Israel in the Wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh; they brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. Then they told him, and said: “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there. The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.” Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”
Negative words can cause you to miss out on the promises of God. Don’t talk yourself out of God’s promises and victory by your words.
By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to guard the words that come out of my mouth. Don’t allow me to talk myself out of Your promises or victory by the words I say. Remove the negative words from my mouth and help me to speak only those things that bring glory and honor to You.
In Jesus’ name, Amen