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The Power of the Tongue

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Your Tongue is Powerful! So…

Before you speak:

T.H.I.N.K

T – Is it TRUE?

H – Is it HELPFUL?

I – Is it INSPIRING?

N – Is it NECESSARY?

K – Is it KIND?

Our tongue is the most powerful force created to mankind. It has the ability to build and destroy; it can inspire or tear down, it can make or break a relationship.

Words can be deadly if use in a wrong way.  I have read the news lately regarding this guy stabbing his friend to death due to misunderstanding. A simple conversation that lead to an argument.

Beware of your jokes; Handle it properly, always put it in place! Regardless of how good your intention – if your friend is not in “good mood”, it will never make him laugh! Never assume! Respect other’s privacy.

If your words are sharp, you will surely reap the fruit. So before you open your mouth make sure you have something good to say.

On the other hand, words can be a blessing. If I’m down and depressed, I watched inspirational videos from TEDx, Terri Savelle Foy, Joel Osteen, Evan Carmichael vlogs – their videos are inspiring and educational, it was a great stress reliever.

You are what you are now because of the words that were spoken to you. If you constantly prophesy bad thing in your life, that bad thing will come to life. You cannot talk negative and expect a positive life.

  1. Words can Break Trust.

True story:  

I loved my best friend, always protect her and defend her from her detractors. Never thought we will go separate ways. One night, I overheard her talking destructive words about me. My anger goes into my nerve. All I want is slap her. But my mind said “no”. I confronted her the next day, we talked but even if she said “sorry”, the trust was lost, and difficult to rebuild.

  1. Words can Destroy a Family/Relationship

When I was young, I always wondered why my grandmother on my father’s side doesn’t like us much. She always tell us, “We are not good enough”. But she praises my cousins for their job well done. Never did I see or hear her appreciate me for my good deeds, but I love her still, after all, she was my grandmother.

When she died, my dad and his siblings had great conflict due to land distribution. His eldest brother wants a bigger portion, according to him; he spent a lot of effort to make that land bigger. But my dad wants an equal distribution because everybody contributed.

They exchange bad and hurting words that even us – their children, were divided apart. My uncle blamed my dad for my grandmother’s misfortune; according to him my grandparents never want my mom to be the wife of my dad.

That incident opened my eyes to the reason why we are never appreciated by our grandmother. It hurt us but I believe we are not the reason for the said “misfortune”. But still hurts! Words can really make or break you.

Another incident happened when I was 12 years old, I saw my mom shouting and crying her heart out, it seemed it was an end of the world. I hugged her tight.

I asked her, “Why are you crying mom?”

In between sob she said, “Sweetie, your dad had an accident and died!”

I was shocked,  “What? But why mom?”.

“I don’t know yet,” she said, “your uncle told me an hour ago, he heard the news from his neighbor.”

Our dad attended a wedding when the news came out. We really thought it was true. After a day of searching, it was 8 o’clock pm, somebody knocked on our door. And yes, it was our beloved dad with no bruises – well and alive. The news was just a hoax. We are so overwhelmed with joy.  We hugged him so tightly. Thanks God!

We learned so many lessons from that incident. Not to believe immediately unless it was proven right. A fake news can really turned your life upside down, beware!!

You cannot control other people’s tongue. They can say anything and everything out of proportion. Others may judge you harshly but the power is still in your hands. It’s your choice to believe or not.

Remember not to listen and act on destructive and abusive words; others may say, your dreams are impossible to achieve, that you are not good enough. Never give in to them. They are your enemy trying to put you down.

Speak blessing and love to your children, don’t curse their future. Always believe in their ability.  Always believe that their future is far way better than any curses.

I have listed below top 13 quotes and sayings that best explained the power of the tongue.

  • The tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes a great boasts.

Consider what a great forest is set on fire by small spark. James 3:5

  • If you want to know where your life is heading,

Listen to the words of your mouth – Terri Savelle Foy,

  • Your Life will go into the direction of your words,

Never use your words to describe the situation,

Use it to change the situation. – Joel Osteen

  • A gentle answer turns away wrath

but a harsh word stirs up anger. – Proverbs 15:1

  • He who guards his lips guards his life,

but he who speaks harshly will come to ruin. – Proverbs 12:6

  • Be careful with your words, once they are said,

They can only be forgiven but not forgotten. – goodreads.com

  • The secret of being boring

Is to say everything. – Voltaire

  • The tongue has the power of life and death.

And those who love it will eat its fruit. – Proverbs 18:21

  • Listen and Silent are spelled with the same letters.

Think about it. – The Law of Attraction

  • Kind words can be short and easy to speak,

But their echoes are truly endless. – Mother Theresa

  • Anger is the only thing you should put off until tomorrow,

Stop and think before you speak. Your words can cut deeper than any sword. – Bible Quote

  • The words you speak become the house you live in. – Unknown
  • Don’t Mix Bad words with your bad mood.
  • You’ll have many opportunities to change the mood,

But you’ll never get the opportunity to replace the words you spoke. – Unknown

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9 thoughts on “The Power of the Tongue

  1. The tongue is so powerful and can be used to build up or tear down. I love your quotes about the tongue. I love the one that says, “the words you speak become the house you live in.” We need to remember to choose our words wisely because our words can have consequences.

  2. I’ve always said words of power. I’m always careful with the words that I speak. The Bible says life and death are in the power of the tongue and every day we have to choose to speak life careless what things may look like at times.

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