Why do you say that?
Watch what you say!
Did you hear what I said?
Yesterday afternoon we were privileged to attend the graduation of one of our youth group members who went to a boarding school this year. Something the speaker said really spoke to me.
What you say to yourself is six times more powerful than anything that I will say to you. – Stan Peters
Six times!! The words I tell myself are more powerful than any words anyone else will fill my ears with. So what am I saying…to myself? What ideas do I believe?
These are important points to ponder. What I believe is what I will tell myself.
If I believe that I am a precious child of God will I tell myself that I am worthless?
If I believe that I am created in God’s image will I tell myself that I am fat and ugly and stupid?
If I believe that God is able to immeasurably more than I can ask or imagine will I tell myself that my situation is hopeless?
I have to confess I was caught out.
I tend towards the negative when it comes to myself. This is absolutely wrong thinking.
Because someone got a book published does NOT mean that I won’t have mine published.
Because someone has a different writing style than I do does NOT mean that my voice is not valid or needed.
Because there is a leak in the roof does NOT mean that it cannot be fixed.
Because someone else has more money/time/resources than I do does NOT mean that God will not provide the grace I need for the day.
Even as I type this my spirit is getting a little joyful wiggly…it’s hearing the truth and reminding me of how ridiculous I’ve been lately, wallowing around in a poor me state of mind.
Our devotions this morning once again hit the nail on the head…
Don’t take yourself or your circumstances so seriously. Relax and know that I am ‘God with you’. – from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
It’s time to take a look at what I’m saying and believing and get things right.
So…what do YOU say?