Taming the Tongue

Thanks to the past three years of training,

My ears are extra sensitive and always perk up, when they hear, what I like to describe,

“Snake language”

Snake language is characterized by the following:

–Indirect energy; feels like it’s “slithering around” and vaguely says something to you, but you’re not quite sure; causes more confusion than clarity.
–When somebody suggests “they” or some “anonymous entity” is mentioned.

Ex: “I think they just want X from you”

Word of advice: I’d stay clear away and keep a boundary from anything that appears “anonymous” or suspiciously “secretive.” Better to not engage.

–Condemns and rushes you
–False flattery. Says what people like to hear instead of the truth.
–Builds trust and does favors but then drops a bit of poison into the mix
–Implants false ideas that may lead you to blindly walk down the wrong path or process information in an untruthful or unfavorable way.
–Makes assumptions, slanders, or gossips with other people without fully understanding the situation.

We all need to avoid this at all costs. The tongue has power to destroy.

As it says in the bible,

“Bless those who persecute you. Bless and do not curse.” Romans 12:14

We are called to use our tongue to lift each other up, bless, and encourage one another. Building them up instead of tearing them down.

If we are to be critical, it is done with love and compassion, as it says

“Let a righteous man strike me, it is kindness. Let him Rebuke me, it is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it. But my prayer is ever against the deeds of evil doers.” Psalms, 141:5

We can accomplish this by:

–Staying in the Word
–Praying
–Keeping each other accountable
–Monitoring our thoughts
–Staying away from gossip

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