The tongue-the part of our body system that receives our food to roll in mastication and also assist us in speaking is one of the most important parts of the human body. Whatever it is being used for, talking or eating, the end result is a function of the quality of what we say or eat. Some people have mastered the use of this small member of the human body, or put it another way, tamed its use. These people watch what they eat; And also watch what they blurt out as talk, knowing that words have energies, hence the power to pull into reality what is spoken.
Being careful of what we say will be one of the most important skills humans might have to learn to create one’s desired world and individual life. Remember the world we inhabit was spoken into existence. The Bible records ‘And God said let there be, and there was’. It is still so today because we all are a chip of this great God. Man can desire, speak and move things to form through the power of the tongue. The tongue is so powerful that taming it is needful to ensure it produces life either through eating or speaking.
One of the most widely read books that I know is ‘The Power of Positive thinking’. I remember when I got hold of it in my University days on campus, the book did its rounds among my friends. We were all captivated by it. However, we only thought about the big things, really big, then kept our mouths shut or worse still join in the wrong conversation called “Lamentation” when we meet contrary situations. The strength to keep the faith going failed some, thereby succumbing to limiting circumstances.
Today, people are moving from positive thinking to positive affirmations-also called positive speaking. One of the major reasons for this is, research is making us aware that words have energy hence capable of pulling into existence what is being said or has been said. In addition, when words have been spoken, it is difficult to take back. Hence, it is important to choose ones’ words with care.
Having done the positive thinking about what one wants, next is to speak it into the atmosphere. Positive thinking is very important to craft the vision, positive speaking will create it. This speaking into the atmosphere is referred to as positive affirmations and they create the world the individual desires.
A positive affirmation is an autosuggestion of empowering thoughts in a form of statement of something you desire, or a condition you want to see, which is repeated consistently in order to implant it in the mind. Napoleon Hill in his book THINK & GROW RICH stresses the power of autosuggestion. When these ideal situations are presented to our subconscious repeatedly, we lay the groundwork for cementing strong, empowering beliefs into our inner mind.
By constantly embedding positive thoughts into our subconscious mind, we train ourselves to think in ways that empower instead of limit us. Whatever you believe in, you have to confess it before it manifest. Many successful people will tell you that. It starts by seeing it in your mind’s eyes which enables you to craft the vision, this vision helps you to consistently think about it. There is the step of speaking it out to empower your belief in your vision-positively affirming it. Since words have energy, your words reach out to the elements that will make this happen, including the divine helper God has put in place for you, pulling what you desire into existence.
The power to move forward in any area of your life lies within you. God breathed into man His life and power at creation. Get into yourself and bring up that power to create what you want. That was God’s whole intention, for man to continue creation.
In the garden of Eden, if Adam had slept on the tree instead of cutting it down to make bed to sleep on, we probably would have been sleeping on trees till now. We would only have changed the designs of the tree as we do the bed today. The shape of bed has not changed till now, designs have continually though, to the extent we have water bed. The shapes of table and chair haven’t changed too. They are still what enables man to sit in an upright position to eat, write and work. Designs and quality however have become more classy and sometimes exotic. All these changes are based on the imagination and doings of people who overcame limitations. And I can categorically tell you that all of them got to where they had to write/draw their designs and speak their visions too to produce the exotic creations they sell to us all.
I read the autobiography of John H. Johnson, the publisher of Ebony magazine. In his book- SUCCEEDING AGAINST THE ODDS, I noticed something. He didn’t mention there that he attended tarry nights and fasted for so long or even that he had a dedicated pastor who was speaking into his life and business for it to prosper. I intently looked for these things I just mentioned as I read the book because these are the things we have been made to believe you have to do to succeed. They are not bad to have in your life if you believe so. However, fortified with all of these, if you do not believe in yourself and what you want to achieve, actively go after it, you will NOT achieve it.
In his book, J.H. Johnson fired a staff at a planning meeting who voiced that something they wanted to do was impossible. He told everyone around him that in his dictionary, that word ‘impossible’ does not exist. That strong belief tallies with what the greatest teacher in the Universe said about you, yes you who has enough faith to believe that you can do something. Read it in Mathew 17:20 “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
John J. Johnson had tried to start three magazines and all failed. Jet, the third one saw a little light and died. Instead of abandoning publishing, he stopped trying for a season and went to be a protegee to an established publisher for some time, to understudy the business of publishing. In the eyes of some, he obviously was a failure. When he staged a comeback, Ebony was the result. So for someone to sit in his office and voice that something was impossible, that was too much for him to handle. He couldn’t risk having such a pessimist on Ebony’s ship peradventure he sinks it. Remember three had already sunk. Ebony just had to succeed!