You know that quote that says: what you focus on is what you give life to? I believe it is something like that. What about that verse says: the power of life and death is in your tongue?
How about this verse:
Psalm 34: 12 – 14:
“Does anyone want to live a life that is long and prosperous? Then keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies! Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.”
I have talked to so many people within the past few years who have such a negative outlook on life. Do not get me wrong, I love talking to all these people so that I can spread this word. Ultimately in life when we are speaking negative things over our lives that generally is what will happen in our life, which in turn gives us evidence that negative things happen. (Negative = evil)
This is where I would like to slap some people. Those negative things only happened because you spoke them! You are the one creating this negative life, but don’t worry it can be changed. I fully believe that the things that happen in our lives because we give those negative things life. So, that means it works vice versa, if someone is speaking positively over their lives, then positive things will happen. You ever see those people that are just incredibly positive and everything good happens to them? Not that I want to bet, but I can bet you anything that they speak positively over their lives no matter what. They look at the bright side, they like at their glass and see it full, not half full, all the way full!
We want good things to happen in our lives and so does God, we do have free will so please do not think that bad things will never happen. This world is still corrupt and bad things will happen around us because of other people’s actions but you can control you and your reactions to things. So, I want you to try something out. I want you to only speak positive things over your life but I also what you to do it, “In the name of Jesus”. For example: I am going to get home safely today, in the name of Jesus or I will not have a bad attitude today, in the name of Jesus.
I think you get it. We have to stop looking at this world and our lives as some negative black hole that we can never get out of. If we are followers of Jesus, then we know that God is light and we should be light to others so we can show them Jesus. There is enough negativity in this world, so I promise there is no need for you to be another negative person. Be different. Be positive. Look at that glass and see it full! Put life towards positive things. Everything positive may not happen right away but that is why it is something we have to say consistently. We cannot expect to say one positive thing to change the whole course of life. It is going to have to be an everyday thing. You have conditioned your body to see the negative but now it is time teach yourself how God intended you to live, in the positive light. It will take some time, but I promise you the blessings are right there on the other side of the words that are going to bring your life!
“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
Some things to think about & journal if you are feeling spunky:
- What are your words giving life to? Negative or positive?
- Try to keep track of the things you say for the next 48 hours & then come back answer the first question again.
- Are you ready to live a life with the glass full like God wants you to?