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Death and life are in your tongue control. Use your tongue wisely. Speak what is necessary, kind, helpful, inspiring and the truth. Use the tamed tongue.

How to tame that tongue!

Posted on: November 8, 2016

Death and life are in your tongue. Control your tongue wisely. Speak what is necessary, kind, helpful, inspiring and the truth. Use the tamed tongue.
“Indeed,we all make mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way”. James 3.2 nlt.

 

Have you tried repeating Red lorry, Yellow lorry really quick.

Go on, I’m waiting. Try it!

Now, that’s what our life’s like most days. We want to say the right things but end up saying all the wrong things.

The Bible states in James 3  that the tongue is a flame of fire and can set your whole life on fire if you do not control it. Your tongue is setting the course of your life, in the direction it is going.

 

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The word of God conveys to us that ‘no one can tame the tongue’. But, we have the Holy Spirit of God, our Helper, Our stand-by, Our Best friend.

He helps us tame our tongue as He did for the disciples in Acts 2. The first thing the Lord wants changed in us, is our tongue.

Stop speaking what you feel or see. Stop speaking words of defeat.

Start speaking words of victory.Start by speaking the word of God on your life everyday and then, on your children too.

Jesus said ‘My words are spirit and life’ (john6:63)

 

 

God our creator spoke things into existence.

Genesis 1:27 says we are made in the image of God and our words have power too.

 

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Death and life are in your tongue control. Use your tongue wisely. Speak what is necessary, kind, helpful, inspiring and the truth. Use the tamed tongue.

5 things to think of before you speak.

 

Is it necessary?

Many a times I see as social beings, in our conversations , we say things that would absolutely not make a difference in someone else’s life.

I mean some of the stuff that comes out of our mouths is just so unnecessary.

Do you speak everything that comes to your mind?

Jesus too didn’t answer the 2 hostile questions that were asked to him just before His crucifixion- He didn’t think it necessary.

 

Is it Kind?

Proverbs 28:13 says a soft tongue can break hard bones.

Before the tongue can speak it should have lost it’s power to wound.

Let your speech and words be seasoned with salt speaking kind words to all who come across you.

 

Is it helpful?

Are your words going to be of any help to the person or only add to their grief and confusion.

Don’t speak empty words that do not help. Let your words give direction and solutions to peoples problems.

In the bible when Job lost his family, property and mind- his friends didn’t exactly comfort him with their words but instead added confusion and their words made him more miserable.

Add value to someone’s life with your words.

 

Is it inspiring?

Do your words inspire people to grow.

Let your words encourage and edify others.

Your words should give people direction.

 

Is it true?

Is it the truth that fills your mouth or lies, heresies, false information, gossip, exaggeration?

Make sure whatever you speak is true.

Double check information about others.

 

More than anything let the word of God which is the truth be on your tongue>

Could you make some changes about the content of your speech?

 

Roar with me:

The words of my mouth and meditations of my heart are acceptable before God(psalm 119:14)

On my tongue is the law of kindness.(prov 31:26)

Rivers of living water flow out through me.(John 7:38)

 

Pray in agreement with me :

Holy Spirit arrest my tongue and let rivers of life, health, love and healing flow out from me.

Let my words encourage, edify and comfort all around me. Let my tongue be a blessing in Jesus name.(John 7:38, James 3:11, 1 Cor 14:3)

 

 

 

 

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Comments ( 12 )

  1. Scott LaPierre

    “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

    I couldn’t find the author of this quote, but I have to say I have no idea what he was thinking when he wrote this. This quote is a lie. Words hurt. Words can hurt much more than sticks or stones.

    I have counseled people who have cried when they told me things that were said to them years or even decades ago. The point is words can be very painful and leave lasting wounds. Thanks for the counsel on controlling what we say.

    1. Christ And Stories
      Christ And Stories - Post Author

      Yes Scott. I have learnt that our words have power and by it we create our world. Better to be silent if we have nothing good to say. Thanks

  2. Marissa

    Oh the power of our words… I have these kinds of conversations daily with my kids. We say so many things in a day, and most of them we never think about. It’s a dangerous habit…

    We totally use those questions as we try to be more mindful of our words.

    1. Christ And Stories
      Christ And Stories - Post Author

      These are great questions to rehearse with our kids. Thank you

  3. Beka

    This post is spot-on. Taming our tongues is such a struggle! God says so much about it in the Bible to warn us, and still…we fall sometimes. The list of questions with biblical application is super helpful!

    I love that verse from James. Yes, we could sin without the tongue, but I think most major sins start with the spoken word.

    1. Christ And Stories
      Christ And Stories - Post Author

      I agree beka. Thank God for His mercies that our new every day.

  4. Ailie

    Yes, yes, yes. Soooo good. We change the direction of lives with the words we speak. We bring heaven on earth through our declarations, prayers, and praise. What a fantastic article with great tips too!

    1. Christ And Stories
      Christ And Stories - Post Author

      Hallelujah. Yes, Ailie death and life is in our tongue and the foundational verse of our Christian walk.

  5. Tara

    This is right on target. I especially want to focus on being kind and not speaking defeat.

    1. Christ And Stories
      Christ And Stories - Post Author

      Yes. Holy spirit is your helper and strength.

  6. Denise Sultenfuss

    I like the list of reminders before we speak. I would love to have that as a printable for my home as a constant reminder to think about the power of our words.

    1. Christ And Stories
      Christ And Stories - Post Author

      Feel free to print

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