I just want to set the record straight for you…
God’s design and plan for you is good, and I mean really good! (Jeremiah 29:11)
Let’s talk for a minute on what our path can be to discover and continually walk in this goodness.
We are a triune being; mind, body, spirit. I speak so much on the nutritional aspect for our physical bodies and, as important as that is, we need to make sure we are feeding our spirit man in the same manner with healthy thoughts and words that bring life and right attitudes. I always say, “Change your mind, and you will change your life.”
We must stop our “stinkin thinkin”. Joyce Meyer puts it like this, “You can be pitiful or powerful but you can’t be both!” We need to become powerful in our thinking and speaking, which will eventually catch on in our physical bodies as well.
I learned, after being diagnosed with cancer, that part of my getting sick had to do with the negative words I spoke out loud over myself that were creating an environment in me for disease to thrive.
It’s time to allow God to transform your mind into the mind of a champion, which is ultimately the mind of Christ.
Our words and thoughts are so powerful.
About three weeks after I was diagnosed with cancer, the Lord brought me back to a period of time where I would confess out loud that if I die I would die of a female issue. Lo and behold, years later I would be given a death sentence of one year from cervical cancer—female issue, hello!
Immediately, the Lord said, “I want you to renounce that off your life. Repent and partner with that lie no more.”
He was not showing me this out of shame or guilt, or condemnation. God, in His most gentle loving way, was letting me know that even though I had no clue I was speaking a death sentence over my life. He wanted me to understand that He did not create us to die from such a disease.
A friend of mine was at a store recently and there happened to be a retired professional football player in the store signing autographs. My friend spent some time talking to the athlete and asked the athlete if he missed playing.
The response the athlete gave him was powerful. He held up his two hands and showed my friends the two world championship rings (from winning two Super Bowls) and said, “no way, I’m a champion”
I love it! He was ultimately reminding himself and those around him that he was a champion…a victor and there was nothing that could take that away from him.
That’s God’s heart for us…to remind ourselves and those around us that we are champions, and in Christ we have victory.
Here’s a few quick bible promises to encourage and speak over yourself:
– “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
(1 Cor 15:57 NIV)
– “But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.”
(2 Cor 2:14 NIV)
– “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
(Rom 8:31 NKJV)
So, with these incredible promises in mind, what is it that you have been speaking over yourself that is not bringing life but death?
What negative thoughts, actions, or words from others are you partnering with? God wants you to be free from that by renouncing those words, repenting and then renewing your mind by His Word and His truth!
God is in the business of healing us mind, body, and spirit: “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.” (3 John 1:2)
He wants you healthy and blessed. Let’s start today and make that the confession of your heart and life.