Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21
This week I’ve been hypersensitive to the things people have said to me whether jokingly or with more serious intent. A lot of those things were positive but even more of them have been negative, speaking ill over both my future and my present state of being. For the more hurtful words I would become silent or fall into my feelings and pout a little. But there were moments that I would say, “I know right” receiving those words into my spirit and even laughing about it.
Yesterday God reminded me that I don’t have to, and shouldn’t, receive any negative word spoken about me whether it’s to my face or said behind my back. I immediately thought about Steve Urkel (from Family Matters) and his line, “I don’t have to take this, I’m going home”.
It reminded me that I still have the ability to speak life over myself and that anytime I am feeling like these negative statements are overwhelming me I can go back to my home base! Home Base = God and the Word that He has given me that reminds me of who I am in Him, the promises He has made, what I need to stay away from, what I was made for and what I wasn’t made for, and what kind of blessings I can speak over my life.
I don’t care what anyone has said about you, has wished upon you or your family/friends, or has spoken over your lives IF it doesn’t line up with the word of God and what He has been telling you in your quiet time with Him…THEN YOU DON’T HAVE TO RECEIVE IT!
Don’t dwell on those negative words (or eat the fruits of those words) or you will start to believe them and you will see them manifest in your life. Do yourself a favor and switch your thoughts to reflect the thoughts of Philippians 4:8 all while you speak life over yourself.
Open up your mouth and speak the word! You are blessed, you are victorious, you are a conqueror and will make it, you are healed, you are redeemed and forgiven, you are fearfully and wonderfully made, you are worth more, you are royalty, you were made for a time such as this, every task you have been given God will help you to complete, your are the righteousness of God!
Know who you are and have a blessed day child of God!
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Melanie N. Lee
I just REALLY love Jesus!!!
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