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The Words that Define Us

One of the definitions of the word “forward” is moving, tending, or leading toward a position in front. As a child of God and a joint heir with Christ; I will continue to do and say things that will show evidence that I am not the tail but the head. I choose to be tutored by the Holy Spirit and guided by my heavenly father’s love. My heart is to serve and through my servant-hood I will gain the more!

The words that come out your mouth have more power than you can ever imagine. They define you. The Bible says in Psalm 45:1 KJV “… my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.” What you speak and confess over yourself and others has the ability to produce results. Your words are like seeds. Depending on the ground/person or situation you sow them into they can flourish or die. They can even come back to haunt you. So be careful of the words you use.

If you are not sure of their meaning use wisdom and pick up a dictionary. Make sure that the words that proceed from your lips are those that you want to stand as a living testimony of your life.

Here are few scriptures for you to mediate on:

2 Samuel 23:2 KJV – The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.

Job 5:21 KJV – Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

Job 6:24 KJV – Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

Job 7:24 KJV – My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.

Psalm 34:13 KJV – Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

Psalm 37:30 KJV – The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

Psalm 45:1 KJV – My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Lela Jefferson –

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Lela Fagan (Jefferson) is the author of the book “Poetry of a Black Girl: The Darkness and the Light” and lead blogger at “Memoirs of a Black Girl”. Lela is an avid reader “A Real Bookworm” of all things in print. She finds joy in sharing socially and blogging about topics that matter the most to her. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Lela now lives in Houston, TX with her husband Oji, an educator and Football Coach. @LelaJefferson - See more at:

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