The Power of “I Am”
Lacy was a beautiful young lady who seemed to have everything going for her. She was smart, attractive, and came from a loving family. As we visited in the lobby after a service, she was friendly and
had a pleasant personality. I thought if anybody would be happy, it would be her.
But I soon realized it was just the opposite of what I thought. Lacy began to describe how she wasn’t fulfilled; she was lonely and she perceived her coworkers as more talented. She made statements such as, “I am unattractive. I am unlucky. I am a slow
learner. I am always tired.”
After five minutes of listening to Lacy, I knew exactly what was holding her back. Her “I am”s. What follows those two simple
words will determine what kind of life you live. “I am blessed. I am strong. I am healthy.” Or, “I am slow. I am unattractive. I am a lousy mother.” The “I am”s coming out of your mouth will bring either
success or failure.
All through the day the power of “I am” is at work. We make a mistake and out of our mouth tumbles, “I am so clumsy.” We look
in the mirror, shake our head, and say, “I am so old.” We see some- body who we think is more talented and whisper under our breath,