Open Your Mouth?

One of my favorite bible verses says, “The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences” (Proverbs 18:21, NLT).  Think about that for a moment.  This verse is a reminder: the power to change our lives, for better or worse, rests in our mouth.

Since our mouths have the potential for such significant impact, we should be more intentional about when and how we use them.  We should be like the children of Israel who conquered Jericho with Joshua.  They didn’t open their mouths aimlessly; they were purposeful.  When they opened their mouths like God instructed, they saw the walls of Jericho crumble!

So, are you careful or careless with your mouth?  If you’re careless at times, I challenge you to be more careful.  The words you speak are a bridge to your destiny.  Where are you headed?

Thought to Consider:
… For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way (James 2:2, NLT)