Your words can hold the key to your future
In the beginning, God created the world with His words. “By the word of the Lord, the heavens were made, and all the hosts of them by the breath of His mouth… For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded and it stood fast” (Psalm 33: 6, 9).
And as a child of God, you, too, can create the world you want by the words you speak.
Did you ever stop for a moment and really think about the words you say on a daily basis? How often do you speak not even realizing the great significance of your words? What thoughts do you play over and over in your mind? And what are you declaring about yourself and your current circumstances?
Years ago, I recall how my then seven-year old daughter said to me, “Mommy, a girl read to my class today.” She had just gotten off of the school bus, and we were walking up the driveway to the house.
“What story did she read?” I asked nonchalantly. “The name of the book was, ‘Don’t feed the Monster on Tuesday,’” my daughter clearly articulated. “Don’t feed the Monster?” getting my full attention, “What kind of book was that?” I questioned as I began to empty out her backpack.
“Well,” she went on to describe, “Inside your head is a little voice that could be a monster; and if you listen to it, it can get bigger and bigger. The sound can get louder and louder. And if you listen to the monster, you won’t like yourself.” Smiling, she continued, “If you don’t listen to that monster voice, it will get smaller and smaller, and soon it will disappear.”
As this book tells us, your inner dialog and outer words are filled with power. Words carry weight. They can hold the key to your future. So unlock the door to your best life by thinking and speaking good, hopeful, positive words. For the words that you speak are like a wand that can allow you to alter conditions one way…or the other way.
Yet, often, we may become conditioned to continually complain or talk negatively about our difficulties, misfortunes and ongoing problems. But, remember… the words you say, especially during challenging times, can deter- mine the course of your future.
Embrace a positive selfimage. And don’t listen to the monster’s voice that sometimes tries to convince you that you are unworthy and undeserving. Unconstructive words can make you feel worse. Worries and fears can come with greater intensity if you repeat problems. For when you speak something aloud over and over again, your words might become fact. Thus, during the difficult times you must be extremely careful about how you think. Moreover, you need to be alert as to what you are saying about your situation. A friend once said to me, “We are all the products today of the words which we spoke yesterday.”
Right now, God’s hand is upon you…you matter to Him, and He wants the best for you. You’re significant, and no one else can take your place. So choose your words wisely and communicate positively. Speak from a place of love; about yourself, about your life and to others.
Scripture tells us: “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, move from here to there, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20). And according to Mark 11:23, you will have whatever you say. Let’s keep our thoughts faithfilled and optimistic, for if our mind is saturated with fears, it will counterbalance our good efforts and worthwhile endeavors.