May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. -Psalm 19:14
Women speak about 20,000 words per day. Yes, twenty thousand. And, I’d like to go out on a limb and say that most of us lie all day long. How many times a day do you say to yourself, “I’m not good enough”, “I could never do that”, “I’m not qualified.” How many times a day do you think, “She is such a loser,” “She can’t do anything right,” “She doesn’t have what it takes.” What words and thoughts do you have toward your husband, children, parents, and siblings? What about that person that you absolutely cannot stand?
All those negative thoughts we have about ourselves and others are lies. They are not the promises of God.Say these aloud. Say them until you believe them…
- I am His child. (Rom. 8:16)
- all of my sins were paid in full on the cross. (Col. 2:14)
- Peace is mine. (John 14:27)
- I am an overcomer. (Phil. 4:13)
- In my own strength and my own power, I can accomplish nothing that pleases Him. (John 15:5)
- I have been blessed in every way. (1 Cor. 1:5)
- I am free. (1 Cor. 1:30)
- He comforts me so that I can comfort others. (2 Cor. 1:4)
- Forgive others as He has forgiven me. (Eph. 4:32)
- He enjoys giving me wisdom. (James 1:5)
- He will never leave me. (Heb. 13:5)
- He will supply all of my needs. (Phil. 4:19)
- He has good plans for my life. (Jer. 29:11)
- I can rest in Him. (Matt. 11:28)
- Nothing can separate me from His love. (Romans 8:38)
- He will use my mistakes and shortcomings to bless me. (Romans 8:28)
You see, all those things we say about ourselves and others everyday is a bunch of lies. And, we’ve bought them. In fact, we make those lies the truth because we move in the direction of our thoughts. If you constantly remind yourself of how horrible your friend is, when you see her you’re not going to feel all warm and fuzzy. You’re going to see her in the light you shine upon her whether that’s who she is or not. On the other hand, if you say to yourself, my friend is imperfect just like me. She is deserving of forgiveness, mercy, and love. When you see her, you’re going to be kind and understanding.
Monitor the lies you speak/think about yourself and others. Whenever a lie pops into your mind say, “That is not true. The truth is…” You didn’t hear that lie one time and take it for fact. It’s been playing and replaying for a while now. So, you must be intentional in replacing it with the truth. And, if you have a hard time believing God’s promises, ask the Holy Spirit to show you why and help you to renew your mind.