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This morning on my way to work, Joe Pace's Speak Life begin to play from my list of downloaded music on my phone that is connected to my car. As I listened to the song, all I could think of was all the times that I beat myself up and put myself down because I:
1. Was not where I thought I should be in life.
2. Was not making the best decisions for my life.
3. Was wasting time and being neglectful with time and the resources given to me in my life.
And I was so wrong for doing this. Other people don't pull us down, we pull ourselves down. What I heard the singer say was, no matter where you are or how badly you think your life is, you got to speak life to your self and your situation, encourage and uplift yourself and everything will be alright. He kept saying these words as well, "You won't die. You won't die." I don't think we understand the power of the words that we speak out of our mouths in regards to our self and our life. Our words shape our reality and they bring life or death to everything around us. They really do.
I remember being in a hospital bed thinking "This is it". I was going to leave my husband and my son and go and be with GOD based off of what the Doctors told me about my condition. I gave up on me..... terribly bad. In the midst of my pity party, I had a visitor and they brought me this pillow that said "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. -Psalms 37:4" That pillow stayed in my bed and it slowly began to encourage me to fight a little bit more. Day by day, I simply recited that scripture then eventually I picked up my bible and begin to read it. I begin to delight myself in Him and encourage myself. I can tell you that, as sure as water is wet, I spoke myself out of that bed and shocked those doctors. But it wasn't a one and done thing. I went to the hospital many more times after that and each time, my faith got stronger in my words that I used towards me. I spoke myself through 3 partial colectomies. I spoke myself through possible amputation. I spoke myself to learn to walk again 3 separate times. I spoke myself through MRSA twice and I have the scarring for ALLLLL of them. Lol.
I want to encourage you today that the next time you begin to talk down on yourself, to change that around and speak life to yourself. What I know about GOD is that He is no respecter of person. No one person has the power to do more than another. We all have the same power. If I could do it, then so can you. Speak life to your situation today. To your children, your spouse, your finances, your job, shot even those evil people on your job. Your words have so much power and you have the authority to turn it around. Just use your words. 💜💜💜