Let’s become crazy enthusiastic and over the top about praying more, worshiping more, and speaking to our neighbors more! Now is the time to use better words. There’s probably not one person in this world who wouldn’t feel affected if a total stranger insulted them. We shouldn’t care, but we do. It’s human nature. It would be difficult to be completely stoic in that situation. To compose yourself and not speak negatively is a difficult task that requires you to train yourself. Why train yourself? Because words have a powerful effect. And yet, consider how loosey-goosey or lazy we are with what we say, what we hear, what we listen to, what we watch, what we say to our neighbors and friends, and what we say to ourselves. Now is the time for you to align your words with God’s vision for you.
If you say every year, ”The flu is going around. I’m going to get it; I just get sick all the time,” then you’re probably going to get the flu. It’s like you’re willing it to happen. I was on an outing at California Adventure with my daughter and I felt tired. Throughout the day, I repeated, “Man, I feel tired.” Did I feel energized every time I said it? Nope. In fact, I felt more fatigued than ever. I thought to myself, I’m pretty sure I’m making myself tired by declaring and confessing over my life that I’m tired. I think there’s something to that.
Friend, you can align your words with the positive things in life! I have shared in this series that your words paint your life. They also create light and darkness. By working on yourself, you can become all that God wants you to be. Changing your words will align you with God and His goodness!