Who you are, comes out of your mouth. How many times have you said something you wish you hadn’t?
I write the blog you are reading, and my words tell you who I am, my beliefs, and what I consider essential. I use Grammarly, an online tool, to edit my spelling, grammar, and suggested sentence corrections. They give little sayings that pop up to encourage me along the way. One of these reads:
To err is human; to edit, divine.
There is one who edits every word we utter, and every word we say declares who we are. Jesus asked His disciples “who do people say I am?” After they gave Him a few examples, He then asked, “But who do you say I am?” Jesus did not ask, who do you THINK I am, but who do you SAY I am. Mark 8: 29. God knows we commit ourselves with our words. It’s much more difficult to reverse our position after the words leave the mouth than to edit what we will say. People believe our words and the scariest part is we accept them as truth ourselves.
If you voice the words, I need no one, you have declared your independence. You are now your own God. Instead of recognizing your need, you remember the words you pledged yourself to and refuse the help God is waiting to give you. In not wanting to appear weak, pride takes over, and you sacrifice truth for a lie.
Your words are your greatest influence. Be careful little mouth what you say.
45 A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.
5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.