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Watch Your Mouth!

 

He who guards his lips, guards his life.
Proverbs 13:3

Your words are valuable. Even the words you think are unimportant have significance. If you want to become successful you must learn how to utilize your words in a successful way. Meaning, discouraging words, doubtful language, lies, and gossip can hurt your life.

When you speak, make sure it is not just nonsense. Speak words of wisdom, words of intelligence, and most of all words that are uplifting to both you and those around you. Speaking with wisdom also demands attention. If your words are few yet wise, people are bound to listen. Have you ever noticed if you hear something too often or if someone is telling you something that isn’t too important you become numb to it? You tune out what they are saying and gradually as they continue talking, your interest declines. However, if your words are filled with knowledge, people will listen. They will be curious and interested in what you have to say because they know your language is meaningful. It is going to affect them positively. Proverbs 15:23 says, “Giving the right answer at the right time makes everyone happy.” If you speak words of wisdom, especially when needed, your words will have a greater value.

In addition to this, remember to always, always, always, speak with encouragement. Be uplifting. You know the saying “People love to hear good things”? It’s true. In times you aren’t feeling happy speak positive too. In fact, this is the time when speaking positive is most essential. Uplifting words cheer you up. Not only do they sound good to hear, they’ll make you feel good. (This excludes lies that sound good. I’m talking about genuine speech.)

If you want your life to change you have to change the way you speak. Talking negatively is the same as doing something badly and expecting good results, chances are, it isn’t going to happen. 

I implore you to read the book of Proverbs if you really want to improve. It’s so beneficial to your life. It even says that if you speak with wisdom and sensibly, you can persuade others (Proverbs 16:23). A good way to study speech in this book is to put a “s” every time you see the words “language, tongue, speak, and words”. My friend, good things are in store for your life, but it is up to you to seize them. Be blessed.

My friend, Marie Wikle, has a wonderful printout sheet on the power behind watching our mouth. You can read “The Power of Positive Words” here.

7 Responses

  1. Amanda Daubenmeyer

    Great message! It's like Proverbs 12:25 says, An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.

    It's so true. We can cheer others up and we can cheer ourselves up by the words we speak.

    Thanks for sharing! Be blessed:)

  2. Anonymous

    Thank you for these encouraging words today. I already feel a change happening within. I do have a serious problem with my mouth and the things that come out of them . Ihave been warned about it too. I start today on fixing a much needed issue concerning my language. Please pray for me that I allow the Holy Spirit to strengthen me as I fight against the desires of my flesh. Thank you once again and God bless.

  3. Administrator

    @Amanda: Thank you! Glad you were blessed by it. Yes Proverbs does say that and it's so true. It's because life and death are in the power of the tongue. A lot of people really don't realize how important our words are. This is why it's crucial to speak life over ourselves and others.

  4. Administrator

    @Anonymous: You're welcomed and I am glad I could help. Just to help you out even more, know that your words reflect your thought process. If you have negative and discouraging thoughts constantly playing in your head, your words will reflect that. Be on the lookout for a post related to thoughts. I will be posting one within a week or two! Also, as I continue to pray you can always contact me via e-mail about anything: proverbsnwisdom@gmail.com Be blessed.

  5. Ashley (Admin)

    Hello! Glad you liked the post. Thank you for reading. You know, it's interesting how sometimes I write things, and others see another meaning within what I wrote. You're right though, "being blessed is a choice". And one of the best ways to start choosing our blessings is through our words. Thank you for subscribing also! Blessings.

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