The words that we use have power. Those words that we speak each day can either lift someone up or break someone down. Our words can encourage or discourage, and the right words from the right person at the right time can make us believe we can achieve anything we put our minds and hearts to. Likewise, the wrong words from the person we expected to lift us up can be so detrimental to us that we do not want to even try anything at all. Every day we have a choice on how to use our tongues and the words we say can either bless or hurt someone, and we have to make the choice to be a blessing and uplift those around us.
The Scripture reminds us that, even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindles. I encourage you today to remember that even though your tongue may be small, it boast great power. There are times when you will say something before you even think about it, and the words are already out of your mouth, and you find yourself having to apologize for hurting someone's feelings. You have to get to a place where you can control your tongue, and use your words and actions to lift up those God places around you, and not tear them down. It does not take a genius to destroy someone with their tongue, but it takes someone who knows the power of their tongue to inspire someone with the words that they speak. Makes someone's day today, and bless them with the power you have in your words. My tongue is a little member of my body, but can be used to say great things and I will use that power to be a blessing to those around me.
Since I choose to use the power of my tongue to uplift those around me I have no doubt, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From my God!"
Lord allow the words of my mouth to be pleasing to you, and a blessing to those you place in my life. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY