Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire… – James 3:5-6
There’s something inside your mouth that’s so powerful; it’s your tongue. It’s given to you by God to form words; words with which to control, create or recreate the circumstances of your life. James 3:6 says the tongue is a fire; the power for any change that you desire is in your tongue. Jesus said you shall have what you say (Mark 11:23).
If you speak confusing words, the result is that your life will be confusing, because you’re giving confusing signals. Words are spiritual elements. They don’t die. That’s why Jesus said, “But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment” (Matthew 12:36). One day, all your words will be shown to you by God, as to what they built, what they created, the image of your life and the circumstances of your life created by your words.
The most important thing in your life is your words. Your words will decide the quality of your life on earth. Your words will decide your relationship with God, your relationship with human beings, and where you go eternally: heaven or hell. No one else can determine the quality of your life. It’s all going to come from your words.
For instance, when some people are excited, they’d say: “If you continue this way, you’ll kill me!” Or some others who say, “This troublesome child will kill me some day!” Or, “Look at poor me.” Unfortunately, such people don’t realize the power and importance of their words. Death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21).
You may say, “But they were only joking.” It makes no difference. Read again, what Jesus said in Matthew 12:36. Moreover, in Mark 11:23, He didn’t say, “You shall have what you say, when you mean them”; rather, He said, “You shall have what you say.” You mean it or not!
Train yourself to speak rightly. Proverbs 15:4 says, “A wholesome tongue is a tree of life….” Your tongue is your own tree of life; use it to chart your course for success and prosperity, and create your victorious path in life.
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Confession (Faith’s Proclamation)
My life is for the glory of God, shaped in the direction of God’s perfect will! I reign and rule over circumstances as I chart my course in success and prosperity, and create my victorious path, with my wholesome tongue.
Further study: Proverbs 13:3; Hebrews 10:23; Proverbs 15:4