STEER YOUR LIFE IN GOD’S DESTINY FOR YOU
1“Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!” (James 3:4-5)
A rudder is a small piece of wood or metal used by the captain of a ship to set it on course to his desired direction. The Apostle James in our opening scripture likened the tongue to the rudder of a great ship. Though so little, the tongue can accomplish anything–good or bad: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof” (Proverbs 18:21). The life you have today is as a result of your tongue-work; that is, everything you’ve been saying. Your words direct the course of your destiny, positively or otherwise.
This is the reason you shouldn’t talk poverty, defeat, sickness or death; rather, talk prosperity, victory, success, and health, and that’s what you’ll have in your life.
Steer “your ship” – your life – in the direction of God’s destiny for you with your tongue today. Make a choice to speak the right words of faith about yourself, and you’ll have a glorious and successful life.