So What’s Coming Out of Your Mouth?
My question today is, What kind of “I am”s are coming out of your mouth? “I am victorious. I am blessed. I am talented. I am anointed.”
When you have the right “I am”s, you’re inviting the goodness of God. Maybe if you would just change the “I am,” you would rise to a new level.
Words have creative power. They can
be very helpful, like electricity. Used the right way, electricity powers lights, air-conditioning, and all kinds of good things.
But electricity used the wrong way can be very dangerous. It can harm you, even kill you. It’s the same way with our words. Proverbs 18:21 says, “Life and death are in the power of our tongue.
” It’s up to you to choose what follows the “I am.” My encouragement is to
never say negative things about yourself. Most of us would never go up to another person, at least to their face, and criticize them, we have no problem criticizing ourselves. “I am so slow. I am so unattractive. I am so undisciplined.” That is cursing your future. Do yourself a favor and zip that up. We have enough in life against us already.
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Don’t be against yourself.
I had a friend with whom I used to play basketball. When he would miss an important shot, he would exclaim, “I’m an idiot! I’m an idiot! I’m an idiot!” I heard that month after month. He didn’t realize it, but “idiot” was coming, looking for him. I hate to say it,but I think it found him!
If you go around saying, “I am so dumb,” this may be poor English, but “dumbness” is coming your way. “I am so unattractive.
I am so plain.” Ugliness says, “I hear somebody calling my name.”
Use your words to bless your future, not curse your future.
The Scripture says, “Let the weak say, ‘I am strong’ ”—not the opposite, “I am so tired. I am so run-down.” That’s calling in the wrong things.
Let the poor say, “I am well off”—not, “I am broke. I am so in debt.”
Let the sick say, “I am healthy. I am improving. I am getting better and better.”