“You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.” – Maya Angelou
If you want to know what’s in your heart, listen to your words. We are either choosing to speak words that bring life or words that lead to death. Our words are living organisms and are containers that carry faith or fear. Our words create impressions, images and expectations.
When my life was in a negative state, my words continually condemned my days. My thoughts focused on my low self-esteem and I spoke out of fear and doubt. As a result, my life was a testimony to my words. As God taught me about His goodness and that in Him I was complete, I gave Him the broken pieces of my life and He transformed them into a magnificent tapestry. When I look at that tapestry today, I still see the so-called negative events of my life but I now understand their purpose—God was transforming me into the image of His Son. My thoughts began to change because I began to fill my mind with His Word daily. I created prayers out of scripture—my favorite is from the book of Phillipians. God’s thoughts towards us are good and not evil, therefore our thoughts toward ourselves should be good and not evil. When my thoughts changed, my words changed and when my words changed, my life changed!
We are created in the image and likeness of God the Creator therefore, we have the same creative power to speak words that create positive or negative results in our lives. Each of our lives are the totality of what we have been thinking and speaking. If we speak doubt and fear, the “aroma” of those words can be “smelled” by the adversary the same way the “aroma” of belief and faith can be “smelled” by God. Each day we have a decision before us; will we speak words that bring life or words that bring death.
In Mark 11:23-24, Jesus explains to the disciples that our faith can move mountains and we will have what we say. God speaks those things that be not as though they were. We can do the same thing. Each day we have a decision before us; will we speak words that create life or words that create death. Faith expressed through our words and our prayers will change our lives.
Choose life today and speak only belief and faith!