Monday, January 17, 2011
THE ULTIMATE WEAPON !!!!
While we were dicsussing issues about Paul during our Bible studies at church yesterday evening, I was thinking about a post for today and asked myself this question; Why are some people suffering in life, things going wrong all the time for them and they having such a bad time? I considered most of the reasons with some being laziness, hard luck and unemployment etc.
There was this one other cause for all these problems that came into mind and it is what I want to talk a little bit about today. OUR UTTERANCES!!! Yes our utterances. They are very powerful and can make and unmake us in life. We must be careful with whatever comes out of our mouth. You know, sometimes we usually forget about ourselves. When we have misunderstandings with each other whether being friends, husbands and wives etc, we need to control our tongue.
Lets look at this scenario. A man had an urgument with his wife and in the course of the anger the woman told the husband he does not deserve her and he is not fit to be her husband. Very sad but when the issue is resolved later and they are back but when the man is unable to perform his duties or responsibilities the woman becomes desperate visiting all prayer camps for the solution forgeting that she once made an utterance. To tell the truth, some of the things we say to people are very bad. It kills their souls, demotivates them. Infact some words can kill.
This is a true story and I was a witness. Back in Ghana, I stayed at a village for quite some time. There was this woman whose children were very stubborn. The woman out of disturbances and troubles kept telling her children that she will one day die and leave them [the children] behind. One day the woman died just like that and left the children behind as she always said and if you see them today its a pity.
I know sometimes we children are stubborn but we beg you mom and dad to control your tongue about us. Can't just see why a mother should tell her son or daughter that he or she will suffer in life. What comes out of your mouth? Have you reconsidered what you say to people?
The Bible tells us in James 3:9-12 that "With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water".
We are also told in Colossians 4:6 that " Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone". Now we know. There are a lot. Bible verses such as Matthew 5:22, Psalm 39:1, Psalm 55:21, Psalm 64:2-3,Proverbs 11:12-13, Proverbs 12:17-19, Proverbs 15:1-2, Proverbs 18:20-21, Ecclesiastes 5:2-4, Isaiah 50:4, 2 Corinthians 8:7, Ephesians 4:29, Titus 2:7-8. All these verses talk to us about the words that comes out of our mouth.
How seasoned are the words that comes out of your mouth? Do they bring peace, life, motivation, assurance, hope and love etc to whoever it is being spoken to or it brings curses, war, tears hate etc into the future of those around?
Let us try it from today. Let us change our words. They are powerful weapons more than the guns and tankers we see around going for wars. Remember to control your words. I am working on mine. You don't need tools to change. Just tell God to season your words and learn to control them especially in your angry times.
Enjoy your week and stay blessed.