TALKATIVE OR TALKACTIVE?
READ: Proverbs 18:21 (ESV)
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
The major duty of the tongue is to speak, and even though it is everyone that acknowledges this, it is not everyone that fully takes responsibility for the words that come out of them.
I once read in a warfare book by Dr. D.K. Olukoya of MFM, about the story of a young man who had serious struggles in life. He went to the man of God for deliverance and after praying, the young man had a vision. He saw his mother with him while he was a toddler saddled at her back. She was in a fight with another woman and they exchanged feisty words which included the young man’s mother saying to her opponent “If I don’t put sand in your mouth today, let it not be well with this child at my back”. She eventually didn’t win the fight. Unknowing to the mother, she had put the young man’s life in trouble.
The Almighty God, whom we are created in His image, created the whole world and almost everything that is in it with word of mouth. God speaks, and things are done. And if we are truly made in His image, we should expect that every word that comes out of our mouths will be backed up. Yet, so many Christians carelessly use swear words, playfully and even angrily curse people and expect everything to go on fine. Some even go as far as using these words on themselves.
A student sees a difficult subject or course and goes “Man, I can’t make that paper, it’s too difficult” “Sis, that business cannot thrive, it’s too risky”. It is time we know that whatever we confess with our mouths receive life and become reality. So many people just talk, talk, and talk without speaking blessings to what is around them, talking too much is not a sin. But it can lead to so many different sins. Why not choose the times to talk carefully, and when you eventually do, you let it be a virtue that comes out of your mouth, and not otherwise. Why? Because you are the salt of the earth and salt makes a meal tasty, and not bitter.
Are you going to just talk for the fun of it, or are you ready to talk your life and those around you into fulfilment of destiny? The ball is in your court.
Prayer Point: I renounce any bad words I’ve used on myself and my loved ones by the Blood of Jesus.
– Goodness Ezeh