This page features Powerful Self Talk plus a writing below entitled "The Power of Words."

 Powerful Self Talk

Take two minutes and read the lines below out-loud to yourself, so your ears can hear.  Repeat powerful self talk before an important event or before work or daily activities. Hearing yourself say powerful words will reinforce your Godly confidence, your knowledge of who you are in Christ and give you stamina and strength!

 

I am a child of the living God

I believe in God

I believe in Jesus

I am born again

I have God’s approval

God is pleased with me

God is my Rock

God is my Father

God is my Mighty Fortress

God is my Strong Tower

God is my Shield

God is the Word

The Word of God stands forever

I abide in God’s Word

The Word is truth

I walk in truth

I walk in victory

I walk in peace

I walk in love

I have self-control

I think before I speak

I am mature

I am wise

I will not fear

I trust God

God loves me

God cares for me

God created me

I am a wonderful human being

I am at peace 

I am gentle

I am joyful

I rejoice in God's name

I repent from my sin

God forgives me

God redeems me

God is my salvation

God is my strength

God delivers me

I am delivered

I am healed

God is right

I choose right

I am disciplined

I respect my work

I respect others

I respect authority

I am humble

I will do my best

I will follow through

I am diligent

I do excellent work

I am patient

I am passionate

I am successful

I am blessed

I am a blessing to others

I am a giver

I praise God

God is great

God is awesome

God is mighty

God is powerful

King of Kings

Lord of Lords

I worship my God

And my God alone

I thank you Lord

To God be the Glory

Forever and Ever

Amen !

 

                                                                                                             

The Power of Words

 Choices have consequences. Loving the Lord and being obedient to God is a choice we make. We can choose yes or we can choose no. From the beginning till the end, the Bible gives examples of people who said yes to God and good things happened or said no to God, then bad things happened. Adam and Eve chose to eat the apple from the forbidden tree, by that action they said no to God and bad things happened. The Hebrews said no to God by their disbelief and their idol worship, as a result they wandered in the desert for 40 years. Choosing to say no to God is a choice to wander aimlessly.

When you think about it, most everything in life is a choice. The job and home we have is a choice. How we invest and spend our money, how we invest and spend our time, who our friends are, what church or school we go to, these are all choices. There are a few things in life that are beyond our ability to choose such as our genes or where we are born or who our parents are, however, as adults, most things in life are a choice. Another important choice is the words we speak and words are powerful..

For every choice there is an outcome. There is an expression, “you are what you eat.” This means if you eat low fat foods you will lose weight, if you eat high fat foods you will gain weight. May I offer a different viewpoint on this saying? It is “you are what you speak.” If you always say "I'm tired" or I'm stressed out", you will be tired and stressed out. Instead, speak uplifting words over your life, change what you are speaking!

Your words can dictate your success or your failure. If you speak positive words you will have a good outcome, if you speak negative words you will have a bad outcome. You can choose words that build yourself and others up or you can choose words that bring yourself and others down. Ephesians 4:29 “Let no evil talk come out of your mouths but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear.” You also have power in your words to speak life or to speak death. James 3:5* "Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body; but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark." The tongue can start a fire that brings death. Controlling what we say, choosing self control, is vital especially in moments of anger or impatience. Jesus said in Luke 6:45 "For out of the overflow of his heart, his mouth speaks." What is on your heart? Sometimes it's better to stay quiet, to try and keep your mouth shut.


Also, it's not only what we say, it's how we say it. Words don't have to be harsh but an angry tone of voice can send the same message. Facial expressions and body language also speak. You can control your feelings, don't let your feelings control you. You can choose to say and do what's right, even if you don't feel like it.

*NIV