Proverbs 18:21 New International Version (NIV)
21 The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Philippians 4:13 New International Version (NIV)
13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
YOUR WORDS ~
It's time to stop blaming yourself or someone else for something you can not change. If you can change it, do it with kindness. Life is way to short to get stuck on telling yourself you can't, when God says you can do all things through Christ.
Matthew 12:33-35 New International Version (NIV)
33 “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. 34 You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. 35 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.
SPEAKING TRUTH ~
As life continues, we find these three scriptures above to teach us. There is power in the tongue and we must realize that. Whether you are speaking to someone else or to yourself, speak life words. I remind myself at times that God speaks about the power behind words. Stirring up some hope in a new day or just telling yourself that you know you can do whatever you need to face today. We don't face this new day alone but with God.
Our mindset is important and our very own thoughts are important. Someone might you tell that you are not important but you are. I still remember negative words said to me as a kid and as a adult. It becomes my choice to cast away those negative thoughts and pop in some positive ones. Romans 12:2 speaks of renewing your mind.
We face really hard stuff and the negative seems to keep coming our way. Suddenly God changes things and we are into a new normal. Trusting God with all our heart, mind and soul is so important. His ways are not always our ways, but we learn to trust in God. I like that our money in American says: IN GOD WE TRUST. A reminder that we hold in our hands and we often don't even notice the words on our money.
I am praying for you, your family and friends. Thank you for taking time read this and put your mindset into positive. I care and I hope you feel that through the words on the pages I write.