Apostle Grace Lubega
James 1:26(KJV); If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
A person’s ability to bridle their tongue is one of the greatest facets of mastery.
Bridling the tongue means that you tame your conversation and speech.
It doesn’t matter how mighty you are, if you do not bridle your tongue, that might will never save you.
Wealth, power and influence dim in ability, in the face of a weak and unbridled tongue.
In Romans 15:18, Paul says, “For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by WORD AND DEED.”
In Colossians 3:17, he says, “And whatsoever ye do in WORD OR DEED, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”
Notice the pattern in these scriptures: WORD PRECEDES DEED, deed does not precede word.
Firstly, you must learn how to speak right before you act right; that is mastery!
You can never be a great minister until you learn to speak like a great minister.
You can never be an influential leader until you learn to speak like an influential leader.
You can never walk out of a weakness until you learn to speak like someone who is free of that weakness.
You can never be free of disease until you learn to speak like one who was healed.
Actions follow words; words do not follow actions.
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Corinthians 4:13, Psalms 45:1
WORD PRECEDES DEED, deed does not precede word. Firstly, you must learn how to speak right before you act right; that is mastery!
PRAYER: Great and loving father, what a great assurance to know that the power of life and death are in my tongue. You have placed my entire destiny on my lips and today, more than ever, I walk in this understanding. My heart is inditing a good matter and my tongue is a pen of a ready writer. I write my future through my words and paint it in the colours of success and greatness. In Jesus’ name. Amen.