Words! Words! Words! Sometimes, we tend to just blurt them out without considering the impact. I have also had my own fair share of such moments. But one thing we need to realize is that the tongue as little and as hidden as it is; it plays a vital role in our lives (James 3:5).
Proverbs 18:21a says, ‘death and life are in the power of the tongue’.The tongue is a powerful tool that can shift a person’s destiny either towards the positive side or the negative one.
Physically speaking now, if you bite your tongue, you feel the effect how much more when we speak the wrong things to oneself and to others.. A lot of people have been brought down words spoken to them.
If a person declares that all is well, definitely all will be well but if he declares in the negative, it will also be established. Whatever you say with your mouth is what God will do for you. Therefore, choose your words wisely. Be quick to hear but slow to speak (James 1:19).
Another reason why we need to fasten a leash on our tongue is because,at times people will just want to hold you your words. An example is seen in the book of Mark 12:13, It will only take wisdom to escape such. So let your tongue speak wisdom ( Proverbs 18:21), let it bring life (Proverbs 15:4a).
How have you impacted your life and that of others with your words? If positively let’s hear it, If negatively, how were you able to resolve it?. Lets have your comments please.