Hebrews 4:12 New International Version (NIV)
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
can divide people
What if we just treated people with kind words only? Speaking life unto others and guarding our words before me speak? When I was a child in fourth grade, my life hurt deeply by words of two teachers spoke to me. I took those words on and saw myself not like the other kids. It was my regular teacher and the teacher who was leading choir. I came out crying and knew that I was never to sing again. The truth was, my voice wasn't good enough, but I took on that I wasn't good enough for anything. The anything word can travel a long way in our lives. We need to cast some words away and take on some other new words that help us.
2 Corinthians 10:5-6 King James Version (KJV)Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
I find that when I gave God my heart, it began a process of change. I am not who I was and it sure didn't happen over night. My life continues to change daily as I continue to trust the Lord with all my heart. It's not just about trust, but about my own actions toward others. I forgave those people who hurt me, but it never disappears forever. Sometimes that words pop back and that's when I remind myself it wasn't the truth and the truth can set you free.
KNOW THE TRUTH ~
John 8:31-32 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Truth Will Set You FreeSo Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
A changed mindset will give your freedom of yesterdays. We have to much to do than to set still and replay negative words. We are overcomer of all things in life and each life has value. Never compare yourself to anyone else in life. You are designed by God and unique!
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Cast down those negative words and live in the truth of who you are today. Put on some happy music and sing! Sing no matter who said you can't sing. The Bible speaks of making a joyful noise and I never want to let anyone from stopping my voice to sing again. Purpose this a good day!