Session three! We are halfway there ladies.
Last week was very encouraging…this week is very convicting ha!
In all seriousness though, this week is something that I struggle with…my mouth! Am I alone here? I hope not. I am one who speaks before thinking and then feels awful about what I said.
I have asked God to do a mighty work in my life. I have characteristics that I’ve settled with. I’ve basically said, “well this is who I am and I’m never going to change.” But in reality, it’s because I’m still hanging on to those characteristics. I haven’t given them to God. I want control and I have a hard time letting go of it.
So this week I am asking God to help me think before I speak. To remind me that the words that come out of my mouth our powerful. It’s hard for me to write this post y’all. It’s hard because this is not a strength of mine. This is probably one of my biggest weaknesses. But I am believing that God will work in my life this week. I am asking Him to help me be more aware of my words before they come out of my mouth.
Luke 6:45 says, “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”
This verse reminds me that I must store up good in my heart. I must fill my heart with things of God. It is so important for me to read His word, to go to church, to surround myself with like-minded people. Not because this saves me or is the reason that I will go to heaven. Not at all. It’s important because I need it. Because it encourages me and keeps me accountable. His word is a reminder of what I want to be.
Our words are powerful. They have the potential to ruin lives, relationships. Just as our words affect others, the words spoken to us do the same. How have words spoken to us affected our lives? I love what Melanie said about not letting the rest of our lives be determined by words that were spoken to us in the past. Whatever words you are believing in your life right now, rebuke them. Rebuke them in His name and ask Jesus to fill you up with His Words. You are worthy, you are beautiful. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You are worth His life. He died for you. You can do all things through Him.
Don’t let past words determine your future.
I think about my childhood and how I was affected by words. And it makes me think about my kids and how quick I am to say negative things to them. Who else is going to encourage them if not me? My words should uplift, encourage. The same goes with my spouse. How often I am quick to shoot out negative words?
I am praying that God will help me start within the walls of my home. I want to be a safe haven for my children. I want them to know that I am proud of them no matter what. I want them to feel loved and accepted. I don’t want them to have to look for that somewhere else. They are at such a crucial time in their lives.
Goodness…this is a tough subject. But one that is much-needed. I am thankful for this conviction and reminder. If you want to watch my video recap, you can visit my Facebook page here.
I am praying for all of us this week. May we be an encourager to those around us!