The tongue is a very small attachment in the mouth, but very powerful!
With the tongue you can attract men, and with the tongue you can put ten thousand men to flight!
With the tongue you can win business contracts, and with the tongue you can shut and lock your door of progress!
The tongue is a very small part of your body, but it holds the capacity to drive your entire life!
Therefore you must master how to use your tongue well.
I ‘recently’ met a lady and with the way she talks to and responds to people, I just knew that I’ll have to turn a eunuch if she were the only single lady left in this world!
(Glory to God she’s not the only single lady left shaa… hehehehe).
Again, I was in a bus with another young lady recently, and there was need for some space to be created so that another person could sit. I CALMLY said to her, “Please adjust a little so the guy can sit.” And she HARSHLY replied, “I should adjust to where?! I should fall out bah?!”
I was stunned, and left wondering if she saw me in her dream the night before.
Some persons don’t just know how to talk, and yet they wonder why they are still single!
Your words are full of contempt, disdain, disrespect, sarcasm, etc, and you expect someone to come and live with you for life? That’s not fair na!
And it’s not just a ladies’ thing; the guys are not left out in this too. The words of some guys cut through the heart like sharp swords!
So let’s all listen to this wise counsel.
“Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out.”
Colossians 4:6 MSG
Did you see that?
Let every word you speak be seasoned with salt. Let your speech build up, not cast down.
Listen dear young man, everything is not about money! You must be rich in your speech too.
Listen dear young lady, everything is not about external beauty, you must be beautiful in your speech too.
How do you expect a responsible Father to give you His well groomed daughter/son (so that you will live in the same house forever) when you have not tamed your tongue? Ah… no o.
From today, decide to take control of your speech. Watch what you say… watch how you say them.
Words can give life… words can kill.
Listen to yourself before you speak!
Judge the words before you let them out.
May the Lord help us master our tongue, and use it well – to give life.
CONFESSION FOR THE DAY:
My words are full of grace and seasoned with salt.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:
Lord, help me to bridle my tongue… help me to speak words of life.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.
Proverbs 18:21 MSG
ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY:
Examine your speech; you could ask friends, colleagues, or neighbours if your speech is largely gracious or offensive.
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY:
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