Words are not simply sounds. They are not the mere result of air passing through our larynx, triggered by certain movements of our tongue through the mouth. Words have real power. The engine of the mouth is the heart. The mouth would say nothing without the heart.
Watch your thoughts, they become words;
Watch your words, they become actions;
Watch your actions, they become habit
Watch your habit, they become character
Watch your character, it become your destiny.
Do you know that your spoken words can cause great damage to others? Omoluabi uses words that affirm, uplift, empower and encourage when needed. Omoluabi seeks to resolve conflict and speaks in ways that add value. Omoluabi do not use words that tear down, dismantle or otherwise harm relationships. Omoluabi do not use language that belittles, shames, or embarrasses others. Omoluabi do not speak in ways that assert power and authority that make it clear he/she is the one in charge.
Omoluabi knows that no man ever gets better than his words. That life is the expression, the manifestation, and reflection of your words. It does not take long to know exactly who you are. All you must do is talk for a few minutes. Your words locate you, they reveal where you are in life.
Jesus said in Matthew 12:35 “A good man’s speech reveals the rich treasures within him. An evil-hearted man is filled with venom, and his speech reveals it.” (The Living Bible) An Omoluabi would be described as “good hearted” because of the choice of words he uses when he speaks.
How man communicates with each other reveals their character and mental health. The words we speak are major clues to what a man is really like. Omoluabi speaks to others with respect, love and dignity. The spoken words are a test of our character and the state of our mental health.
Omoluabi’s refuse to engage in negative conversations about others. They avoid making negative, unflattering comments about other people. We can all benefit from thinking before we speak and exercising restraint when needed. Remember what Jesus said in Matthew 12:34, “You brood of snakes, how could evil like you speak what is good and right? For a man’s heart determines his speech.” (The Living Bible)
Friends, it matters how you speak. It matters how you express yourself, and this has nothing to do with your religion. You will always get better results if you speak nicely to others even when you disagree with them totally. This is what an Omoluabi stands for.