When you get up in the morning do you speak positive, pleasant words to yourself and/or your family members? Or are you often saying statements such as :
* I can’t
* I’ll never be able to ________
* I am so stupid
* I’m broke
* I’ll never get that raise
* You good-for-nothing ________
Chances are, if these negative statements and more are coming out of your mouth then you are doing your own self harm.
Our final authority, Jesus, says in Matthew 12:37: ” For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.“
I sometimes forget to say positive, faith-affirming statements. Life happens: a family member disappoints me again or some person is rude and I become rude in turn. But the Master is gracious unto me and reminds me that I must keep a watch over my mouth! I really do want to speak words of life and encouragement to myself and others. I know it pleases God and it sure makes me feel so much better about myself and my day!
How about you?
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