"Death and life are in the power of the tongue" (Prov. 18:21).
Life and death come from our words, yet I hear so much crazy talk from Christians. Here are some crazy, spiritually deranged statements I've heard Christians say to other Christians:
"You must have sin in your life because you have cancer."
"You must not have anything to offer because your kids don't come to church anymore."
"You must have done something wrong because your wife/husband won't come to church."
When my friends have told me that these statements were said to them by other Christians, I want to punch someone in the stomach.
Telling someone battling with a life-threatening disease that they must have brought the disease on themselves because they sinned is not life.
Telling a mom or a dad who has been faithful and loves God that they must not have anything to offer spiritually because their kids don't come to church with them is not life.
Telling a wife or husband that they must have done something wrong because their spouse won't come to church with them is not life.
Such statements bring death, disappointment, despair and grief. I call these statements crazy talk because this is spiritual insanity to put such a load on your brothers or sisters who are doing everything they know to believe God for healing or for the salvation of their children or spouse.
I'm challenging you to stop the crazy talk. Before you tell someone that they brought on the disease or they are to blame for their kids or spouse not coming to church, shut your mouth and pray and fast for them for 30 days.
My brothers and sisters who are dealing with disease and family issues don't need to hear that they are to blame. They need your encouragement. They need your support.
Stop the crazy talk and pray! It's none of your business, and if you have such a burden, then storm heaven for them.
Leilani Haywood is a truth seeker, word addict and online editor of SpiritLed Woman. Talk to her at @leilanihaywood.
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