Words are powerful. When God created the universe, He SPOKE it into existence. And He created us in His image.
The words we speak can bring about life or death.
Proverbs 18:21 (NIV)
21 The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.
I am desperate to speak life!
I spent many years in a chaotic mess because of the words that came out of my mouth due to the thoughts I would allow myself to think. I told myself I wasn’t good enough, pretty enough, skinny enough, or smart enough. I claimed my circumstances as though they always would be. I told myself I would never find someone to love me, I would never have good friends, I would never have money, I would never escape the fear that surrounded me. I believed the lies of the devil and let him continually remind me that I wasn’t perfect, that I made mistakes and that I was beyond having good things happen to me.
It took time and a commitment to purposefully change how I thought and spoke but I finally SILENCED the father of lies and began listening to what my Heavenly Father said about me.
I began to speak out His Word by Faith and claim the promises that He had for me.
I began claiming my identity in Him in thought and speech. Reminding myself I am a daughter of The King. That He has good things in store for me and that He has a purpose and a plan for my life, to take me from where I had been into His FREEDOM.
I started waking up and asking Him for blessings on my day. Reminding myself moment by moment that He loved me and would not forsake me.
I stopped complaining about the things that I felt were going wrong and started speaking about the things that were going right.
I stopped destroying my life with my own words and began letting the words of God’s truth pour over me.
This has taken time but it has changed my life. Understanding that my thoughts become words and my words become my reality. I’ve come to realize that I can’t live above my confession and unless my confession comes from the Word of God, I will stay in the chaos of unrest.