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The Power of the Tongue and How to Speak Over Your Purpose

I hear so many people speaking things over their lives and their circumstances that are completely contrary to what they actually want to happen AND contrary to what God has provided for them. When I hear them say wild things, I cringe because I understand the power of the tongue. Sometimes I’ll engage and I’ll try to tell them that their words have power, but I’m usually hit with so much resistance. The enemy is very crafty at getting people to discount the power of the things that they say. 

They are so quick to dismiss this truth. Needless to say, this topic is something I take very seriously.

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Naomi was born into a loving family in El Paso, Texas. She attended the University of South Alabama. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Operations and System Management. After college, Naomi married her husband and best friend Emery Scarbrough in 1999.  Emery and Naomi have 4 amazing children: three boys (Pat, Brian, and Joshua) and a daughter (Kennedy). 

Watching her parents lead New Beginnings Church and run a mission for hurting families, Naomi was exposed to Jesus and His amazing love for people. She now she serves as the Campus Pastor at Faith Chapel Columbus.

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The Power of the Tongue

In this episode we covered…
  • The moment Jesus became real to Naomi
  • The meaning of Proverbs 18:21 which says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.”
  • The first example of words creating life or death in the Bible
  • Whether this scripture is limited to the tongue affecting physical life and death
  • Limitations of the application of this scripture
  • How to handle it when someone may not see how creating with words applies to humans 
  • When Namoi personally got a revelation of the power of the tongue
  • Examples of things that we say that have ramifications beyond what we intend
  • The advice she has for someone who wants to speak more of what God says in general and about our purpose

Want More?

If you enjoyed this episode about the power of the tongue, then you may also enjoy the episode of the show about the fear of success and how it hinders purpose or this episode detailing what to expect when operating in your purpose.

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