What do you say?
The objective of this question is to make you think back and review what you say. Does it empower or drain you? Yes, I mean, the words you speak when adversity confronts you. Does it empower your thoughts and lead you to goal-oriented actions, or does it drain you of every energy to plan and produce results?
The day you heard about the death of your spouse, or the day you watched this spouse die, what were your instant words? Along the path of widowhood, what do you say when the mortgage isn’t paid, landlord evicts, rent unpaid, friends desert you and become foes, family castigate and disappoint you, children exhibit deviant behavior, money is lost in wrong investment among others.
What you say reflects to an extent how deep your relationship with God is. I found out that whatever we say doesn’t change who God is! Rather we equip demons with grounds to fight us. Job 19:25 “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.” This statement empowers and is one out of many examples of those words that empower.
I challenge you to spend the day today, in between your engagements, and write down those empowering words from the Scriptures. What word from the Scripture can you hold unto in the midst of what you are facing now? If you are battling depression, do you know that the “joy of the Lord is your strength?”
Sit in silence and meditate on the word you have written down. Do you want to memorize it and recite it when the devil tries to scare you? Cause a mindset shift first, take charge of your spiritual real by kingdom-aligned thoughts and words and watch your action reflect those and your results better. I know this because I have lived it and still live it! It works!