Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Speak It!

. . . calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Romans 4:17b KJV

Now I kinda pooh-poohed "name it/claim it/believe it" but for me, for ME, it was the going around claiming husbands, and cars, and clothes, etc., that made me end up dropping the saying. But truth is, there is power in your words. You have to speak your faith.

Today, I was bored. To be specific, I am bored of the Internet. I could wander for hours around the Internet. No, not Facebook or Twitter. I see them for what they are so until I need them, I am not joining. The Internet is a great time suck. One minute, you are Googling something, the next thing you know, five hours have flew by. Ha. I'm probably just talking about me. Ignore that. You don't waste time like me. At a couple of sites I do hang on, I kinda let it be known that I was switching focus.

Blogging like this is work to me. And I also get paid to do Internet research. Just as in the past when I worked as an editor, I don't want to spend my off-time, wandering the Internet. (Yes, I'm getting somewhere.) After I said farewell Internets, I started thinking about what was the opposite of bored.

I Googled bored, and realized its opposite is excited. Then I started to text my friends, and was going to call today "Opposites Day." But then I remembered the "speak which are not as though they were." I've been really focusing on that. So, instead of calling it "Opposites Day," I went with "Speak Faith" time.

So I texted, "I'm rich. I'm healed. I'm excited!" I go to physical therapy three times a week. I start with exercising my body, and then I get pulled and tucked into all types of positions. I read my bible to exercise my spirit. Of course, my faith needs exercising. In Proverbs 18:21, it states "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. (KJV) You have the power to speak positive things to others, and positivity to yourself.

And truthfully, you owe it to yourself, especially if you hang around naysayers. When I was a teenager and young adult, I favored those teachers who were in my corner. I have no doubt that all of my teachers wanted me to get good grades, but there was a certain lot who wanted me to succeed. And you could tell because they took time to encourage me, and basically speak life and positive things to me. When my parents could not understand, my mentors did.

All of us can do that. And we should. But I digress. This is about speaking life to yourself. Actually, if you do it to yourself, it will be easy to do it to others. Let go of the stupid things you say in your mind: 'I'm stupid." "That was a dumb thing to say." "I just can't do it." "Man, it's too hard."

Sometimes you just need to make it simple and plain. "Keep at it." "You'll get it." "I am not afraid." "I am smart." "I am beautiful." "I am worthy." You may not feel it, but at least you are countering your negative thoughts and exercising your faith, not only for your benefit but also your faith in God. When you realize that God has given you everything you need, especially a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7), you will stop the negativity, and be what He sees you are.

And when it gets really rough, start quoting the scriptures. Remind yourself of God's promises, and what He thinks of you. You will succeed. You will be blessed.

Be encouraged and be blessed!

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