It doesn’t take long to find some powerful words in the Bible. God spoke and there was light only three verses from the front cover. I know God’s word is powerful and you probably do too, but what about ours?
Do our words really matter? And what about the ones we don’t even speak out loud; the conversations we have in our own heads…do those words have any power?
Power is defined as the capacity or ability to direct or influence.
My self-talk has the ability to direct and influence my courage, my attitude, my faith, my compassion, my motivation, my relationships, my parenting, my work, my friendships and at least one thousand other things.
For me, words are powerful.
My capacity to become and remain aware of the inner dialogue along with my desire to keep that dialogue honest, encouraging, and hopeful are key tools for wielding the power of words carefully.
What are you telling yourself today?
Try on a few of these and see how they fit…
I am loved.
I am enough.
I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
I make mistakes.
I am capable.
I am strong.
I am faithful.
I have God-given purpose.
I am His.
I am growing.
God’s word, Jesus’ words, The Word – as we refer to the Bible… changed the world.
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”
Psalms 19:14 NLT