Your tongue was given to you principally to chart your future and shape your destiny. So, bridle your tongue and speak in line with God’s Word.
To The Bible James 1:26 TLB
“Anyone who says he is a Christian but doesn’t control his sharp tongue is just fooling himself, and his religion isn’t worth much.”
God’s Word shows that you’re the one to keep yourself on the course He has set for you by cultivating a wholesome tongue. There are things you should say, and things you shouldn’t say. Statements such as, “I’m no good,” “Life is so hard,” or, “I’ve got a terrible headache. In fact, it’s killing me,” are clear examples of misuse of the tongue. Words such as these are inconsistent with the Word of God, and you must never utter them.
What you should do is to make confessions of the Word. You should rather say, “I’m prospering in all things; the health and strength of God are manifested in me!” In James 3:5-6, the Bible says that as small as the tongue is, it can cause enormous damage, poison the whole body, and set on fire the course of nature. This means it can render a whole life useless and ineffective.
Your tongue was given to you principally to chart your future, and shape your destiny. Where you are today is a reflection of what you’ve been saying all your life. So control your tongue, and speak in line with the Word. Even when you joke, don’t joke against the Word. Create the future you desire by speaking words consistent with the glorious life of righteousness, peace, health, wealth, success and joy that God has given you in Christ Jesus.
Go Deeper Psalm 50:23, James 3:2
The words that I speak are spirit and life; they’re operative, potent and effectual, charting the course of my life in the direction of God’s divine purpose and destiny for me in peace, joy, fulfillment, health, success and prosperity. Glory to God!
Consciously choose your words today. Don’t allow any situation you face dictate what you say or how you respond. Also meditate on Proverbs 18:20-21.