I can create a Monster with my Tongue–
God is wonderful and creative especially when you take into consideration his great knowledge and wisdom in forming man, putting breathe into him and making him a living being. The attributes He bestowed upon man is above par and worthy of being classified a masterpiece. God put something in man that could be used for good or in the alternate could be used as weaponry of destruction: the tongue, “And the tongue [is] a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell” (James 3:6 KJV).
Man was created with the ability to procreate and that has been a gift which from the get go has seen great strife and competition involve in it: we see this with Cain and Abel, “Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him” in Genesis 4:8 (KJV). God blessed man with the gift of speech, a mouth and the tongue is basically in the heart or central orifice of the mouth. It holds central authority in our communication abilities in our bodies, and the works accomplished by it can be attributed to both bad and good deeds.
In the creation activity, God designed resultant specialize entities which are kids; the product of union between man and woman, when the woman conceives the result is a child (or several depending on various elements). Children are beautiful and they take their foundation from their parents and whoever is present in their formative stage up to a certain age, then they start to develop their own ideology and thought processes and practices. The bible says when you train them at an early age they develop what is fed into them “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6 KJV).
You might be curious at this point about why I have written about these two intriguing topics: the tongue and children. Many of us privileged to have children pronounce curses on our children at an early age instead of practicing a lifetime of blessing from the womb and henceforth after until they scream, “enough mom or dad”. In all honesty, that might not be our intent, but words spoken in vain, can ultimately be a curse. Take for instance the child who is jovial in nature and constantly creating laughter around them wherever they go; it might be a proclivity to say, “You are such a clown (fool)”. A clown at 4 years and a fool at 20 are two different scenarios and can create an unnecessary burden on that individual.
The psalmist beseeched God, “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer” (Psalm 19:14 KJV); it behooves us as believers to allow our words spoken from our mouth by the utterance of the tongue be seasoned with salt. In our daily interaction with each other and much more in speaking over the lives of these precious souls granted to us to nurture and propel into adulthood. It is a sad occurrence when a child so cries out for attention in today’s society can run the gamut of miscreant behavior. Not saying that all deviants’ activity by children is as a result of speaking ill over their lives by parents or caregivers. But if the practices at the get go is to pour out God’s blessing over the head of that child from birth, even in the womb, that would bring forth some exception human beings.
I dare to challenge you if after undergoing such practices of conducting blessings as is indicative in Deuteronomy 28:1-15 (KJV) and not practicing curses whether in vain, in jest or in actuality, and the result is not as expected, then the Lord your God is a just God and I know He encourages interaction. This might be a good time to petition the throne of grace and say, “Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope. This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me” (Psalm 119:40-50 KJV).
Scripture tells us King Solomon was the wisest man on the earth and his warning to us was, “Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof” (Proverbs 18:21 KJV). My belief is that children did not ask to come into this world and as far as the world is going, anyone can procreate in an instance, why not create a person of great wealth, emotionally, physically and spiritually? What is the preference for your child in the midst of a perverse generation?
And if you are having a hard time getting into the practice of blessing: place your tongue on the altar of sacrifice and ask God to saturate it with the blood of Jesus. Father, let the words of my mouth be a blessing not only in my life, but in the life of everyone I come into contact with. Much less the child of my womb which you have blessed me. In the name of Jesus.