Your words matter.
Like, they really matter.
The things we say ultimately determine the course and trajectory of our lives.
Proverbs 18:21 says it like this: “life and death are in the power of your tongue.”
You may be thinking “Andrea, you’re telling me that my words are a life and death matter?”
Actually, I’m not the one saying it…God is the one saying it.
So, if that’s the case, how do we go about changing our words in such a way that brings the life we long to live?
Let’s take small steps to start with…
Let’s start with today: If you can think back about your day, how many times did you say in your head, or out loud something about yourself? What were some of the things you said? Were they negative or positive?
The things we say about ourselves can determine who we think we are.
I know for me, it has been a journey to start loving myself through the words I use. I can remember times where I would just stare at myself in the mirror and call myself all these horrible things.
After “indulging” in so much not-so-positive self-talk, I began to see only the things I thought was wrong with me. I began to start believing that I wasn’t good enough for anything because I thought everything was wrong with me.
So what is the truth?
The truth is that you are a creation of God. He is the one who formed you and created you. You are His masterpiece.
So when you speak negative things, or think negative thoughts about yourself you are telling God he did not do a good job creating you.
Wow. If you think about it that way it changes things. I would never want to tell God that He didn’t do a good job creating me.
Here are some steps you can take to start loving yourself well:
- Repeat God’s Word over your life. The best way to start seeing who you are is to know who God is and what He says about you! We are created in his image!
- Stand in front of a mirror and tell yourself everything you love about yourself. It’s amazing how this simple thing can make such an impact on you!
- When a negative thought (a lie) about yourself comes into your mind, replace it with a positive thought (the truth).
The book of James says that our tongue is like a “rudder” (steering mechanism) of a ship.
Your life is the ship, and it’s time to steer it in a direction full of life, peace and purpose.
I promise, it’s worth it.