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Power of the tongue

Updated on March 13, 2011

In the midst of all the chaos that currently exists in our world currently, one must have continual hope, faith and belief in something beyond themselves.  Our desires, needs and wants stretch far beyond serendipity; but yet we desire, need and want any and everything we can fathom.  Our lusts of the flesh stretch far beyond the imagination of what man could have possibly expected 50 years ago.  We are overwhelmed by technology and toys and lusts of the flesh and chaos and devastation throughout the world.  The internet and television has opened a world of every lustful possibility that man could fathom.  We think it and it is available for the partaking.

In the beginning God said and it was; he simply spoke it and life was created.  He did not just think it, meditate on it, wish and hope for it; he spoke it and it was and still is.  It is a wonderful place to be when you know without a shadow of doubt, that when you seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness that all things that are his will for us we receive.  We have to also realize even experiences and things that we should not have and we ask he will provide also; I believe that is why we have to be very careful what we desire and ask for because we will receive sometimes.  Even though it may turn out to be a painful and unpleasant experience in the end it brings us back onto his straight and narrow path of following his lead that we should have never veered from in the first place.

We can either speak life into our or others lives or we can curse both.  The Word does states in Proverbs 18:21: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit” also, in the book of James 3:8 – 10:  . . . “but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God.From the same mouth come blessing and cursing.”

I have learned that everything that I want may not be what I need; or another way to look at it is everything I want/desire is not his permissible will for my life at the time.  Even if it is intended to be in my life it may not be the right time for it to be.  Patience and enjoying the joy and peace of God no matter what my circumstances may be at the time has come with much wisdom.  I gained the wisdom from the trials and tribulations he has brought me through unscarred.  It is by my faith and belief in him that he knows what is right for my life; because my life is no longer my own.  I surrendered it many years ago over to him. 

Therefore, I try to be careful about the words that come out of my mouth and even if my flesh becomes dominant, I do know how to say Lord forgive me, and pray that his perfect will be done in my life.  I have been angered and hurt by others and have spoke out something negative against that individual and watched it come to past in their life.  I understand the power of what comes out of my mouth because I am a child of God.  Just as I could curse someone, I can also bless them and I personally choose to bless them. I believe that is why the Word says we should be slow to wrath and slow to anger.  Because it is during those times of anger that we are not calm in our thinking; it is during those situations that we/I really don’t take the time to consult the Lord fully before opening our mouth and soon regretting what we have said in the heat of an argument.  Words cannot be deleted or taken back once they have been released. 

There is such a tremendous need for love right now in the world and in our own personal intimate circle of friends and family.  People are hurting, depressed, the world is in a state of chaos right now.  There is a spirit of confusion, pain and deceit running rampart throughout the world ravaging whomever it can. 

We need to begin to speak life into our own personal situations and circumstances as well as for anyone that crosses our path as well as people we don’t even know.  We need to speak life into nations and the political officials who have the authority to make major decisions that can affect the entire world.  Above all we need to speak life into the churches of today because they are slowly dying and with it the loss of so many needy souls that hunger for more but they just simply cannot put their finger on it. 

Instead of gossiping about our neighbor, coworkers, family members and friends, maybe we could at least try praying about whatever their situation is that God has allowed us to see and stand sure in knowing the victory is right around the corner or maybe even immediately.

Instead of saying for instance, I sure hope I get that job, maybe try, Lord I pray that if it is within your will for my life, I claim that job in the name of Jesus.  Now if you don’t get the job, guess what there is a huge possibility that it is not within his will; keep it moving.  Don’t give up and feel as though God is not answering or hearing your prayers; he hears us all, but it is how we deal with what we ask for and the end result.  I know people that claim something and they may receive it and when it does not work out the way they believed it should have, they begin to question if they did something wrong.  Or I don’t understand, I know God blessed and gave this to me.  Did he really? Remember we have “FREE WILL,” and often go down or own path but not in the name of Jesus.  And there are consequences because of our decisions, statements and actions.

I pray that we all can first recognize who we are in God and the power that comes with that relationship.  I believe if we really take a good look at how big and powerful our God is and his spirit that dwells within us we come to realize our situations and circumstances are really minute.  We cannot shudder at the events, devastations, lifestyles, strange occurrences and unveilings during this time because it is already written and foretold.  But what we can do is allow the Holy Spirit to utilize us a vessel fit for the Lords purpose to speak life and love into the lives of others that have no idea who our God really is!

Peace and blessings!

Jewel Tyler


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      Robert E Smith 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

      Jewel, I loved this hub. It goes to show the Spirit is the one that coordinates His ministries. I also am writing a hub on the mouth/tongue. It is part two of the series about purity. The things mentioned in my hub are here but uniquely said. I realize this is the written word, but life from the tongue, nonetheless. The horrible thing about the spoken word is that once words are said, nothing can take them back. Only God can neutralize the poison that words spue. I truly enjoyed this and it helped with my hub. Thank you sister.