Control Your Tongue
Big things can come in small packages. It is a small chip in the midst of a computer that allows it to have to speed and memory. It is a small battery in a remote control that controls bigger devices; it is many times something small that allows something bigger to operate. There are times we overlook things because they are so small, but without that small item we could not accomplish what we needed. It is many times something small that starts a disagreement, and before we know it we are in a full-blown argument over something that started out so small. If we were to examine our bodies we would discover that it is some of the smaller parts of our bodies that we use the most, and our tongue is one of them. Although our tongues are relatively small, they boast great things, and can do great damage. The Scripture reminds us that, with the tongue we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. I encourage you today to examine your tongue. Although the tongue is small it at times is difficult to control, but you still must control it. There are times that something is said to you, and before you know it you have responded in anger, and wish that you had not said what you said. The tongue can be as lethal as a nuclear weapon, and destroy people with just a few utterances. It is with the tongue that you can bless The Lord, and then it is with the tongue that you can curse the people that are made in His image. It is essential that you do all that you can do to control your tongue. There are times when you will want to say something, but because you do not want to offend you keep silent. There are times when you want to tell someone about themselves, and how awful they are, but you have to control your tongue. Do not allow the same tongue that blesses The Lord, be the same tongue that kills His people. It is not easy to do, but it is not necessary to always say what you think or feel. There are times when my tongue gets out of control, but I thank God that He allows me to tame my tongue so it can spend more time giving Him glory. Since I have made up my mind to use my tongue to bless The Lord and His people I know for sure, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord help me not to use my tongue as a weapon, but allow me to use it as a tool to bring you glory, honor, and praise. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY