Words can seem insignificant, but they cause powerful change in our lives.
I finished last time by saying that our words are the most powerful thing we own. While it is true that speaking in absolutes can be dangerous , the Bible explicitly says that “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life],” in Proverbs 18:21. Take this verse and apply it to your entire life.
Ask yourself the questions: How am I speaking about my marriage? How am I speaking about my kids? How am I speaking about myself?
It’s so simple it can sound like it won’t work.
However, James chapter three is talking about our tongue when it says, “Now if we put the bits into the horses’ mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well. Look at the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires.”
Speaking words of life could save your marriage.
What if you stopped speaking out of anger and frustration to your wife, and started speaking to her in love? The possibility for positive change is almost immeasurable.
Your words could bring you success at your job. What if you spoke to your coworkers as equals, instead of talking down to them all the time? You could become the leader that you’ve always known you are.
The tongue is a small part of the body, but it can create or destroy life.
Look at the end of the verse from James “…wherever the inclination of the pilot desires.” Your tongue, your words will take you wherever you want. The only question now is: Where do you want to go?