“Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”(Proverbs 18:21)
God has given us an incredible freedom to choose our words. Some words bring darkness, despair and roots of fear. Some words bring light and hope and are rooted in love. “Those who guard their mouth and their tongue keep themselves from calamity “(Proverbs 21:23).
“No human being can tame the tongue; it is restless and evil, full of deadly poison. Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God. And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right. Does a spring of water bubble out with both fresh water and bitter water? Does fig tree produces olives or a grapevine produces figs? No, and you can’t draw fresh water from a salty spring “(James 3:8-12).
Dedicate your heart, mind, and tongue to the Lord, daily, pray that God would protect your mind from thoughts that leads to words of destruction, and offer all the words of the day ahead of Him with praise. Also pray that God would give you an awareness of your words.” Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength “. (Psalm 19:14), take responsibility of the words that comes out of your mouth. Also ask for forgiveness of any unloving words or attitudes, “Indeed, we all make many mistakes, for if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way.”(James 3:2)
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words are powerful weapons that can inspire or destroy someone, let’s be mindful of our words.
CREDIT – Ericketa Tetteh