Today we’re stopping to think about how powerful the tongue is. Yes, I know you might have done that at some point in your life; maybe even this morning. However, before we go on, it is important for me to mention that this post is a fusion of Monday’s post on Faith and Spirituality and today’s post on Muses. Now let’s get to it!
Does anyone want to live a life that is long and prosperous?
Then keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies!
What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
Today, as I said, we’re talking about that pretty long pinkish organ that lies between our palates. Whether it’s talking with friends or to yourself, you have to keep your tongue if you claim to love God, to love people or to love life. Something happened in my life recently, sometime this week to be precise. I was telling someone about a group and how I was not impressed with them and all of that. I left that person, forgot about everything I just said, and about some hours later, I wanted to pray. When I began praying, I realised that it suddenly became hard and almost impossible to pray. I’m like, “God, what’s going on?” Immediately, that conversation came to mind and I knew I was wrong to have talked about that group in that manner. Sincerely, I thought I meant no harm. I thought I was just expressing my dissatisfaction, but that did not sit well with God because Love -God’s Love- will never say anything bad about anyone. Love refrains itself from speaking evil and doesn’t find faults in every action. It’s okay to correct someone if they do wrong, but it’s not okay to go behind them and make a fuss all about it or be intentional about destroying their reputation.
Kenneth Hagin said, “We can’t criticize and judge the other fellow because we don’t know the circumstances and the pressures that the person may have been under that caused him to act as he did.” You are in your own shoes, not in another’s, so you don’t know how to live like them and you can’t judge their decisions.
This year (oh, am I talking about the new year again? yeah, maybe), do your best to hold your tongue when it is about to blame someone else for your mistake. Do your best to clip your tongue to your gum when it’s about to criticize another person’s efforts. Do your best to keep your tongue inside your mouth when it’s about to tell a lie. Do your best to live in peace when your tongue would rather put and keep you in trouble.
Imagine this scenario: we are both in a dark room (yes, you and I) and we’ve got candles on – two candles to be precise. Imagine I look at your candle and I say, I don’t like the way the wax is or I ‘d rather have it burn from the bottom and I put off that candle. What happens? The room becomes darker than it was in the first place. Truth is, putting out another fellow’s candle never brightens your own. So watch it.
I hope this has mused you up to watch your tongue today, this week, this year, forever and the day after forever.
With Overflowing Love,