We are warned in the book of James (3:5-6) that our tongue can cause damage. Just like a single spark can ignite a forest fire, a few simple words from our tongue can trigger a lifetime of hurt. When we are tempted to say unkind words, we should stop, think, and pray before we speak.
We shouldn't be satisfied with just controlling our tongue, though. As we work to control our tongue, we should also work to change our hearts. When we focus on God and spreading His love, our hearts will be filled with His love, leaving little room for unkind thoughts and words and making it easier to control our tongues!
Don't let a spark from your tongue ignite a fire that causes hurt. Focus on God, fill your heart with His love, and control your tongue!
Thank You for always loving me more than I deserve. Help me to choose my words wisely. Please fill my heart with Your love so that I can spread that love to others with only kind words coming from my heart and tongue! In Jesus' name I pray, amen.