18 May How do you talk to yourself?
Do you ever think about how you speak to yourself? Do you speak thoughts of defeat? Have you said to yourself that you not good enough?
Where did it come from? Why do you see yourself in a negative light? You are so much more than you think you are.
The bible says, For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. It is so important to understand that what you say to yourself will shape your life as you know it! If you say that you are dumb and will never amount to anything, after a while of saying these damaging things to yourself, you will start on the road of self-sabotaging your life. But I am asking you today is for you to make a conscious effort to change the way you think and talk to yourself. Get ready for a journey to a life worth living!
I like to begin with two stories in the bible about two individuals that refused to live life at the bottom. The first story is about a man called Jabez. For some reason or the other, his mother called him Jabez, which means to cause pain. Now maybe his mother suffered a troubled pregnancy or painful delivery. However Jabez, at one point in his life, Jabez said he would not live a life of pain or bring pain to others. He prayed to God and said, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested. You see, he refused to be at the bottom; he refused to think of himself as someone who brought or caused pain to others. He could have excepted the name his mother gave him and lived a defeated life and succumb to that name; he didn’t. And you can do the same too!
The second story is about a woman with the issue of blood. The bible doesn’t give us her name but just calls her the woman with the blood. This woman had this issue for 12 years. And even though not named, she did something that speaks volumes even to this day! She talked herself until she received her healing. She didn’t have a crowd of people encouraging her to do so, and she didn’t have someone to take her to Jesus; she didn’t have money. As a matter of fact, it was against the law at that time, and with her specific condition, she was not supposed to be around people; she would have been stoned to death to even be among a crowd of people, no less. But that did not stop her. Why? For she said to herself, “If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.”
You notice the words, “she said to herself,” that’s it right there! What mattered was what she continued to say to herself.  But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her, He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” The end result of her talking to herself the right way led to her deliverance and healing.
You see, these two individuals didn’t allow circumstances to affect the way they thought about themselves. They pushed past the opinions of others and made a difference in their lives. You, too, can do this same thing. Don’t speak the condition you’re currently in; speak what you want to see yourself in. don’t speak what they said about; speak the opposite like Jabez. Speak words of life to yourself. Speak words of truth. Speak words that edify. Speak the words of God.
Start practicing today! You can do it; you have it in you to be the best you can be! Tare down those negative imagines of yourself, renounce those negative words that you or others said in the past, and begin to say, I am special, I am worth! I can do it! It’s not possible; I can be a lawyer, doctor, teacher, married, I can have children, I can buy my own home, I’m equipped, I am smart. Come on. You got this!
Til next time: Speak good about yourself and speak better about your future because your future looks bright!
Scriptures used as references: Proverbs 23:7, 1 Chronicle 4:10 & Matthew 9:21
Written by: Ketline Bazile
From: Ketline’s Corner LLC