The Bible says that in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God (John 1:1). It's clear that God used His word for His glory.
Putting on my biblical glasses to understand the power of the tongue, I was motivated by Solomon in Proverbs 18:21, who said, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
We tend to forget how powerful our words are, whether we speak positively or negatively. The tongue is a powerful weapon and it has the ability to build up and tear down. We can use it to encourage one another, lift people up, and make others feel special.
There is a power in the tonque. The tongue is not just an instrument for enjoying food, but it can also destroy. For example, have you ever said something to an individual that tore them apart? Or have you ever said something that tore yourself apart? Have you ever said something that you found out later, the whole world had heard it? We must be careful with whatever we do with our tongues. Our words can hurt, help and heal. So let's be careful with what we say.
The Bible says Satan is a habitual liar and the father of all lies. His goal is to deceive people and his primary target is the hearts and minds of people. He wants to take us out of God's will and make us his slaves. He has done this successfully through the years with many people. Look at Adam and Eve, they were perfectly happy until Satan came into their life and deceived them to do something which resulted in death, separation from God and shame among other things that they did not deserve. We must never underestimate the power of the tongue.
As the bible says but to the foolishness of the wolvers I became as a fool, that I might win those who are being lost, but because of the power of the tongue the word of the cross is, to them, and indeed, foolishness.
What i am trying to say is that we should be careful with whatever word that comes out of our mouth. When we represent God or whoever it is that we represent. We have a responsibility. A responsibility to represent who we represent in the best way possible.
Our actions speaks louder than words and often times, our actions are only as good as our last word that came out of our mouth.
The words that come out of our mouth can bring people down or it can build people up. It makes people sad or it can make people happy. It brings disappointment or it can bring hope.
It can be used to anoint someone or tear someone down. It can give grace or cause disgrace. The power of the tongue is not for us to use whenever we want to use it in whatever way we want use it in. If we take a look at our history all of us have witnessed, or even been a victim of, someone's tongue. Bad mouthing is a problem that has plagued mankind since Adam and Eve.
Funny how many times we see someone or something on television or in a magazine and who think i like that but don't really know what to say about it. I think you are always better off staying positive and showing love to others. Help them rise up to their fullest potential. There is no need for any negativity in life only encouragement and the determination to be better.
Today's society is a lot about the visuals that we see all around us. Pictures, memes and videos are everywhere and are all over the internet. But what about a picture that is painted with words? I mean words that go straight to your heart, words that motivate you and make you want to do something about it.
When we tell people that their dreams are possible, and when we tell them of a better future, there is power in the tongue. The tongue can cause good things or bad things, depending on how we use it.
The Bible says that life and death are in the power of the tongue, Proverbs 18:21. Words can bless or they can curse. There is no in between. Many times we utter words that we never regret so you may ask why is it a big deal if I say something bad about someone? We should understand that every time we speak negative things about anything or anyone, we are in fact damaging ourselves because you are speaking it to and about yourself as well.
Therefore, Words spoken have life in them. They have power and can harm, heal and help. If you speak with the intention of giving life then it will be life that you will receive. But if you speak with a negative attitude than it will come back to you tenfold in the same way you give it. So when we speak with a negative attitude about any person or things, we are actually cursing ourselves because we are cursing our destiny.
To counter act the negative effect of what we say, we must concentrate on what we can do to give life instead of the damaging words that come from our mouth. As children of God, now is the time for us to stop speaking negatively about other people or things and to start speaking life into our destiny and by doing so, change our future into something great and positive.
I will put a stop here and say thanks for your time. i remain @tifee the anonymous blogger and holder of BCH.