The power of the tongue is one the greatest, but yet underappreciated, powers that a human being could ever possess. The bible regards to the tongue as a “two-edged sword,” meaning that it is able to cut in two manners. First, a manner of positivity and strength, slicing through disparity and hopelessness, speaking of victory and glory, even when all odds are against you. Secondly, a manner of death and poison, speaking of surrender or evil upon another person. You might ask, how can something this powerful be used so carelessly? Well ignorance is bliss, and there are some that don’t know of the power of the tongue, but contrarily, there are others who do know, and try to manipulate it. The fact of the matter is, that we’ve seen this power used over and over again throughout history. Every great person of influence had one thing in common, the ability to speak, uplift, and motivate through their words. Think about it, from Booker T. Washington, Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, to President Obama himself, they all are incredible orators. Even Hitler, and yes he used his power to manipulate and do unspeakable evil, but he has one of the greatest speeches in recent history, regardless of his motives. They all have one thing in common, the ability to harness this power, and build it into a skill that catapulted them into our history books, and our grandchildren’s books as well. But what separates these incredible people from us, one thing, belief. We must believe and speak of what it is that you want in your life as if it has already happened. This belief will separate you from the rest of this apathetic world, and when you’re alone and everybody is looking, you share that power, as I have done with you today.