“Your words have power…”
We have all heard that statement a million times.
We have all had this information presented to us before through; sermons, books, devotions, blogs, and countless testimonies. I feel like, for the most part, we have blocked out the truth behind that statement because of the responsibility it carries. When we realize that we are responsible we also realize that we may have to change. Change is often scary and requires effort so for most people it is easier to block out the truth and just not deal with reality.
How do you speak about yourself? Do you say statements like; “I am so sick and tired,” “I am going to just die,” “I can’t do this anymore,” “I am ugly,” “I am stupid.”
The negative statements we speak on a daily basis create mindsets and a belief system that we begin to build our lives around. For instance, if you are constantly saying, “I am not smart enough” or “I am stupid” your mind will begin to believe it as truth creating a mindset that will cause you to start to behave the way you believe.
Your words create truth in your mind. God created your brain to believe that you speak the truth. So when your brain hears you speaking things like, “I am ugly” or “I am stupid,” then it actually believes what you are saying. Your brain creates belief systems all the time. It is constantly filing data. The data that you install in your own mind creates the reality that you live in. It is a viscous cycle. Your negative speech creates a belief system that in turn creates negative behaviors that prove your belief system to be true.
Breakthrough happens when this cycle is interrupted.
For breakthrough in any area in your life you have to begin to speak differently, think differently, and behave differently. This is where the responsibility comes in.
We often cry out for breakthrough asking Him to break in. I am not taking away from the fact that we worship The Deliverer but in reality most of our breakthrough comes from us being willing to change. Again, don’t get me wrong, without Him we do not have the power to change anything but what I am trying to say is that we often wait around for Him to break in and what He is wanting is for us to use the power He has given us to change!
It is time that we take responsibility for what we believe.
Here is my challenge for you…
For the next week listen to how you speak, it will expose lies that you believe about yourself. Ask a friend or your spouse to kindly tell you when they hear you speak negatively about yourself. You will be surprised in what is revealed.
After your negative thoughts and beliefs are exposed, repent for agreeing with the enemy about who you are. Repenting not only means acknowledging what you have done wrong it also means that you are willing to change your behavior. We already learned that the only way you can change your behavior is by stopping the cycle of negative thoughts, speech, mindsets, and behaviors.
Once you discover your negative mindsets and repent for them the next step is to replace them with a new truth! This is when the real change happens. When you begin to speak in away that aligns what you believe about yourself to the way that God thinks about you, your whole life will change!
If in past you struggled with thoughts about being ugly start to declare this truth found in Psalm 139 & SOS 4:7,
“He created me, He knit me together in my mothers womb, I am fearfully and wonderfully made, I am altogether lovely, and altogether beautiful, when He looks at me He see’s beauty not flaws.”
If you are constantly speaking death over your body begin to declare these things daily, “Because of Jesus I am healed, I am strong, I have the power of Christ in me strengthening me to run this race!”
If you struggle with thoughts of being stupid declare this truth. “I have the mind of Christ, I have been created with a sound mind,”
All of this is truth and can be found in the Scripture.
I pray that each of you will take the time to examine your thought life and makes the changes needed to bring breakthrough in every area of your life!