“Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become…habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny! What we think we become.”- Margaret Thatcher
This quote has always spoke volumes to me because our words have so such an effect on our lives. The world, the entire universe was formed at God's command, and what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. (Hebrews 11:3) He literally spoke nothing into something. This past weekend in The Sanctuary I taught on the power of the pen in this month on our Father's calendar and it led me to think on the power of words and how my own words, written and spoken has framed our world. Words: we speak them, read them, write them, and sing them. They are our main conduit of communication. But, my goal was to determine how words frame my world.
Many days I have to put my thought life into check because I know that my thoughts do become my words, then my actions which eventually become my world. I battle my thoughts and I have to make a conscious effort to captive of thoughts that are designed to keep me from living less than my most abundant life. I know people think that because of what I do that I don’t battle against very human issues like anyone else. #RealTalk Tasked with my destiny assignments coupled with the constant opposition and warfare I encounter to walk in my ordained destiny discouraging, disrespectful and dispiriting words creep into my cranium, heart and mouth. And I know enough to know that there is a strong connection between our heart, what we say and how we live.
How do you think? When times are tough, do you believe there isn’t enough to go around? Or, are you more prone to trust that there’s plenty? Most of us are a combination of the two. Sometimes we believe there is enough to go around, and sometimes we fear there isn’t. Often, the things that matter most to us are the items that fall into what’s called, scarcity thinking, such as the job we've been working toward for years or the man we've been searching for just as long. The fear that we'll miss out creates an urgency that clouds our thinking and leads us into discouragement, depression or we make poor choices. That's why it’s imperative that we know more of our Father's thoughts and words than our own, because
For, "Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. 1 Peter 3:10 (NIV)
We are able to pull inspiration from the Words of the Most High and use it to frame our world – especially through the words we use we experience that #SuperlativeLife! Abundance thinking helps us keep life in balance. Instead of thinking if not now, you think not now later in His perfect timing. Instead of thinking, if I pass on this opportunity, it may never come again, you think if the opportunity doesn’t come again, He has something better and greater. Gods desire is for you is to not just believe in Him, but for you to believe His Words and His Thoughts – that He will provide whatever you need to get through whatever you must and provide every resource to get it done. His has already spoken and told us that He has a good and perfect plan for us and He desires to shift us out of whatever has been holding us back from experiencing His exceedingly abundant plans. It's clear that changing our spiritual climate with our words sets the stage for a shift in spiritual seasons. This means we must do our part to position ourselves for the shift. I know personally for me this month I intend on being very intentional with my words. I intend to use my words to frame the climate to cause the epic to happen.
He is interested in our creativity and how we can use our ability to “speak a thing” to create a spiritual climate that is conducive for Him to move in our lives. When we change our climate, it will lead to a suddenly, an unexpected, a make haste marked by a manifesting abruptness brought about in a short time. Are you expecting and positioning for your season of abundance? I challenge you today to take your pen and write three statements of abundance that align with our Father’s Words and then speak them over your life! I can guarantee you they will not return to you void!
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Because I am always in thought and a vessel of truth, I have no choice but to give them to you with no filter. Take a moment to read my very authentic and vunerable thoughts.