“The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life….” Proverbs 15:4a
There are many passages of the bible that emphasis on the usage of tongue and how Christians should speak. The bible is not just a dictionary nor is it an encyclopaedia. It is the word of God given for the development of our spiritual lives.
You know what? Your tongue is very small and of course, as small as it is, it plays many vital roles for your survival. You can taste and mix your food with your tongue but it does not end there.
You can equally talk comfortably with your tongue. I bet that without it, you will be speaking roughly and with difficulty. God created your tongue so that you will have the power to express yourself. For this reason, please note that it is not a mistake that your tongue is part of your body components.
Your tongue is so powerful and so fast in making you react to situation around you that often you may not realise its potential. Yes, you can talk BUT it is not your strength that is doing the talking. If your notice, you will discover that many times, you have found yourself jumping into a discussion without you controlling yourself.
That is your tongue! It is small but it is capable of either keeping you alive or directing you to your doom.
For this reason, you must start controlling your tongue. What you say to yourself or to those around you has the power to make it happen. If you are the type who keeps talking about the bad issues in your life, believe me, you will keep reaping these bad things. And if you have been a speaker of peace, definitely, this peace will not cease from your doorstep.
You may be having problem controlling your tongue. Speak to the Holy Spirit. He is not just in your life for nothing. He is there to help you, to teach you, to admonish you, to control you and of course, to change your life.
Whatsoever you say affects you or people in your life. Look at the second part of this verse of Proverbs, it says,
“…But a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.” Proverbs 15:4b
It is not by hazard; I mean the word of God. It tells you exactly the situations of your life such as your tongue.
Careful! I say, careful, my friend! Life is not given to you for you to toy with it. Life is bestowed upon you so that you will be a blessing to the kingdom of God by your ways of life, your conduct, and your speech. Watch your tongue, teach yourself to control your mouth and you shall live longer than your expectation.