How do you use your tongue?
Is it basically for speaking or tasting?
Is it essentially useful for its aesthetical value of adding value to the mouth?
I think it is more than all these.
It is a part of the body that is intrinsically and spiritually valuable to all human created by God.
Do you want to know why?
If yes,lets embark on an expository message.
My plan last week saturday was to attend to some official assignment and later closed for the day at noon but my day was a little bit marred by the unabated heavy downpour that took over the early period of the day.My plans forcefully changed and adjusted to meet up with the present reality of the day.I stay glued on my seat in the office more than the expected time of closing at noon till 2pm.Though,i forgot to talk about part of my plan for saturday to pay a visit to a colleague and a friend who has been away from work for almost three months due to her being indisposed but thank God she is a testimony now.
After the unabated rain had paused, i set out of the office and i alighted at the market to get some fruits for my friends and after some minutes I got to her house and I was happy about her stable and improved state of health but while i was with her, her cousins came visiting too.She expected all her cousins to come but only three out of five was around so she had to probe the eldest about the whereabout of the remaining two.
The eldest who is growing up as a beautiful lady answered in the affirmative that one of the two that were left behind at home is not feeling fine and having running stomach.
Immediately I heard her replying, I wanted to correct her but I paused a little and after a while I corrected her that when next she wants to answer such a question with a similar situation,she ought to reply by saying that her junior one is fine but she is having running stomach.
Is there any reason for my stand and the nature of the content of my correction?
If you want to know,let me take you on a ride into the word of God.
It is of essence to remind you that it is visibly chronicled in the scripture that you can maximise your tongue by attracting life or death with it.It all depends on your understanding of the proper usage of your tongue.
It is written in Proverbs 18 verse 21(KJV)
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue:and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof”
With this is can be concluded that whatever is in reality in our life might be as a result of the usage of our tongue at any point in time in the course of our existence on earth.The tongue has the power to either mar or mould the destiny of anyone.
Also, another portion of the scripture dwell extensively on how deep mankind have spent the entirety of their lifetime abusing the tongue.Though it is accounted to be one of the smallest member of the body but its potency depends on our knowledge and understanding of its proper usage.If it is used wrongly, it can set fire on any man’s destiny without any reason whatever.
It is chronicled in the book of James 3 verse 5 -12(KJV)
“And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity.The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature;and it is set on fire by hell.For every kind of beast and bird,of reptiles and creature of the sea,is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. But no man can tame the tongue.It is an unruly evil,full of deadly poison.With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men,who have been made in the similitude of God.Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing.My brethren,these things ought not to be so.Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening?Can a fig tree,my brethen, bear olives,or a grapevine bear figs?Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh.”
From the above scripture, it can be deduced that the importance of the tongue in shaping the destiny of men cannot be underestimated in any way.The benefit accrued from the surface of your tongue depends on what you used it for.It is either it is used for blessing or for cursing.
On the last note,it is also chronicled on the pages of the scripture that confession and salvation can be gotten cheaply by using our tongue to attract it.
In the book of Romans 10 verse 10:
“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness;and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”
With all these biblical references and quotations, one does not need any form of soothsayer and clairvoyance to understand that purpose of the tongue in molding our destiny and in putting the course of nature on the right path,
The question is;
Have you been in control of your tongue?
Have you been able to tame it in order to shape your destiny.
This is my epistle for this moment intended to serve as an exposition to simple little things that you care less about but they have greater impacts in shaping the destiny of mankind.
Your tongue is your life.
My tongue is my destiny.
No part of our body hold the aces to your glorious destiny than your tongue.
The time has come for you and I to make use of what God has given us to bring out the beauty in us to limelight.
Use your tongue to create a world of your own that will have impacts in the annals of human history.No doubt about it, humanity is waiting to reap positive harvest from the proper usage of your tongue in shaping your destiny and that of others around you.
Endeavour to use your tongue well.