Abuse comes in many forms but the power of a spoken destructive word can break the spirit and crush the soul. Physical wounds may heal and leave scars but words that penetrate the heart can echo throughout the eternal being of a person. This type of wound is almost impossible to recover from when left unattended. For many who read this section, I know it hits home with you and you can relate in many ways. I understand the difficulty of attempting to break free from haunting memories that seem impossible to be released from but I can assure you there is hope in the right word. There is a spoken word for your hope that is found in the word of God. Psalm 34:18 The Lord is near to the broken-hearted and saves the contrite of spirit.
Building blocks of the soul begin with affirming words received in the heart established in the truth of God’s word. When was the last time you stopped to be grateful for your ability to speak life to yourself and others through God’s word?
Words are often taken for granted like breathing. It’s often not given much thought until you can’t breathe. So is it with our words, when words are spewed out based on sudden emotional strain, or opinionated based thinking, insensitivity can be the result followed with a potentially destructive outcome.
Everything begins and ends with the creative force of words. This is why our words must be given careful thought and consideration before releasing them into the atmosphere. Matthew 12:35-37 35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. 36 But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.
Words are like water, they can just about penetrate anything given enough time and pressure. Speaking life over yourself is water for the soul and builds perseverance for the spirit. The lack of speaking the right words over yourself can result in doubt and a lack of faith in the face of adversity. Speaking life is a part of creating a way of thinking that develops a perspective and perception of seeing adversity as opportunity to establish the life you choose.
Strength is a result of choosing to speak the right words over our circumstances, which accelerates the process of unleashing your mind. The next time circumstances press against you to the point of breaking, remember these words, your break down leads to your breakthrough. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Never stop the good confession of your faith over your life. The power of a consistently spoken word produces desired results in due time. A can do attitude changes everything, here are a few confessions to practice on yourself;
• I am a man/woman of purpose
• I am equipped to do great things in life through Christ
• God’s love has empowered me to change the way I see myself
• I was born to succeed
• I am victorious not a victim
Kevin Johnson – Chaplain Covington Lord’s Gym