The tongue is one of the most powerful organs in the body. You can’t speak, eat and taste anything without your tongue. It is often said that there’s power in spoken words. This therefore entails that you should be careful of the words that come out from your mouth. Most times we feel that we could always joke around with words neglecting the effect. Whatever you say, either positive or negative, has an effect therefore you are to decide what effect it should have.
Some words bring darkness and despair and are rooted in fear. Some words bring light and hope and are rooted in love. Are your words rooted in love?
It’s necessary to be conscious of the words that come out from your mouth. You may be thinking, how do I tame my tongue? Well, here are some ways on to how to tame your tongue.
1. Speak Positive Words Frequently
Practice speaking words that inspire, motivate, edify and encourage others and yourself. When was the last time you told someone or yourself something inspiring? It’s advisable to have daily positive affirmations for yourself. This will guide your speech. Avoid Negative words no matter the situation. If you are faced with a difficult situation, say the positive.
2. Consistently ask God to guide your speech
God is a loving father and he doesn’t want you to have a wild tongue. It’s important to ask him to guide your words. To help you speak words that will honor Him and accomplish his purpose for your life. And also, how do you this through prayers and fellowship with him consistently.
3. Guide your Mind and heart
It’s often said in the bible that “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh”. You say what you think about often. What are your thoughts? Are they Negative or positive? They strongly determine your speech. Apostle Paul in the Philippians 4 vs 8 beseeched us to think about Positive things. Guard your thoughts. Debunk negativity, it will guide your words. You achieve this by feeding on the word of God consistently. The word of God revolutionizes your mind and words. Speak it daily.
4. Be a Good listener
It’s important to be more of a good listener than an abrupt speaker. Take some time to listen and think about it before speaking. Do not be a hurry to speak always without listening. It often leads to speaking carelessly. Listen patiently.
5. Calm down before Speaking
We often to react wrongly when we are stressed out or under pressure. However, it’s important to take a deep breath and relax before speaking. Think it, don’t say it. Before you say anything, just imagine if someone said what you wanted to say to you. Would you love to hear it? Would it be inspiring? If NO, then don’t say.
How else do you think we can tame our tongues? Do you have a relatable story to share? I’ll like to hear from you.