He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin – Proverbs 13:3.
In Christianity there is nothing as crucial as learning to guard your lips. The Bible says that the tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit [Proverbs 18:21]. God has given our lips so much power and authority. What we speak we create and what we speak we become, so as Christians we don’t speak just for the sake of speaking. God wants only the best for us and has already made provision for it in our lives. To possess and to live out our blessings is entirely up to us, it is a personal choice. What we become and how our lives turn out to be rely on the power of the words from our lips.
Instead of complaining, you have to be retrained to think differently. The Bible says, “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” It also says, “Whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, or admirable, think on these things.” It doesn’t say, “Try to think on these things.” Would God tell us to do something that is impossible to do? You can choose what you let your mind dwell on. Battle the thoughts that don’t line up with Scripture through prayer, saying Bible verses instead, and by speaking truth out loud when negativity, lies, and agreements with untruth swirl in your brain. Try it. Don’t let things in your life “come to ruin.” Pray this verse and begin to set up guards.
To possess and to live out our blessings is entirely up to us, it is a personal choice