KEY 1: THE MOUTH YOU ARE A PRODUCT OF YOUR MOUTH And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. Mat 15:10‐11 O ne of the determining factors of framing destiny is the mouth. When you fail to master the use of the mouth to your advantage, you will soon see your life going nowhere. Mastering the use of the mouth channels life into destiny you have spoken. In the opening scripture, Jesus lets us to know that defilement of a person is not by anything else, but the mouth. In saying this, He equally implied that a person is built up and purified by the words of his or her mouth . Out of the mouth proceed things that determine the course of our lives. As a steering wheel is turned to change the course of the vehicle, the tongue in the mouth, speaks words that control the course of your life. Scripture affirms to this when it says, and a tiny rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot wants it to go, even though the winds are strong. So also, the tongue is a small thing, but what enormous damage it can do. James 3:4-6 NLT. That little member in your mouth has enormous responsibility in determining the course of your life. You must learn to use it rightly. Many times, we regret speaking certain things, because we fail to control our tongue. These incidents may result in long time conflicts in life, which could be avoided if the tongue is controlled. You see, if we can control the mouth, we can control the whole body. Scripture says, for in many things we offend all. If any man offends not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body James 3:2. So how can one avoid offending in word? Firstly, it is important to know that the mouth is an out let of the heart. As scripture says, for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks , Mat 12:34, it is what comes out of the heart, through the mouth, that defiles a man. What comes out of the mouth is the fruit of the seed in the heart. Whatever you have stored in your heart will either make you or break you. If it is good, you will have good in your life as scripture says A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence. Proverbs 13:2 Unless person controls the content that goes into the heart, he will keep defiling himself, by what we speaks. You must fill your heart with the word of righteousness that you may speak words that are consistent with the life God has for you. A life of victory and not failure. So when you have this word in you, speak it over your life that you may channel the course of your life to align to God’s will. Scripture says the mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment [justice]. Psalms 37:30. This wisdom is God’s word, so speak God’s word over your life. Train your tongue in speaking the right destiny for your life as you speak peace, truth, and all the fruit of righteousness. In doing so you will become the product of what you speak. Prayer Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for your word. I pray my tongue speaks the wisdom of God that channels the course of my life. My life is on the course you have destined for me. In Jesus name, I pray, amen.