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Watch Your Words

By Breanna Echols

June 22, 2022

Are your words cursing what you’re praying God will bless? Often times we abort the promises of God with our poisonous words, and then we blame Him when we don’t see changes. Or we simply blame the devil for attacking us, when really, it’s our words that opened the gate for destruction.

Take a minute, and read this. Take it literally.

“We all fail in many areas, but especially with our words. Yet if we’re able to bridle the words we say we are powerful enough to control ourselves in every way, and that means our character is mature and fully developed.

Horses have bits and bridles in their mouths so that we can control and guide their large body. And the same with mighty ships, though they are massive and driven by fierce winds, yet they are steered by a tiny rudder at the direction of the person at the helm.

And so, the tongue is a small part of the body yet it carries great power! Just think of how a small flame can set a huge forest ablaze.

And the tongue is a fire! It can be compared to the sum total of wickedness and is the most dangerous part of our human body. It corrupts the entire body and is a hellish flame!

It releases a fire that can burn throughout the course of human existence.

For every wild animal on earth including birds, creeping reptiles, and creatures of the sea and land have all been overpowered and tamed by humans, but the tongue is not able to be tamed. It’s a fickle, unrestrained evil that spews out words full of toxic poison!

We use our tongue to praise God our Father and then turn around and curse a person who was made in his very image!

Out of the same mouth we pour out words of praise one minute and curses the next.

My brothers and sister, this should never be! Would you look for olives hanging on a fig tree or go to pick figs from a grapevine?

Is it possible that fresh and bitter water can flow out of the same spring? So, neither can a bitter spring produce fresh water.”

—James 3:2-12 TPT

We practice what we believe. What we truly believe.

The tongue is responsible for a lot of our hardships. Kinda hard to blame the devil for words you let out of your mouth.

Rise up, and restore your gate.

Fill your mouth with praise, and WATCH how your world changes.

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