The Power of Our Words: To Build or To Break?
How do you talk about yourself? Are you the first to put yourself down? Do you ever demean yourself by saying things like, “stupid,” “wimp” or “coward?”
Stop immediately and replace it with positive statements. Our words have power — either to build up or break us down. What you say about yourself, usually becomes true. Start listening to your self-talk.
Jesus was clear about His worth and made emphatic statements about who He was: “I am the Bread of Life. I am the True Vine. I am the Way and the Truth and the Life”.
How do you speak about your body parts? Can you imagine Jesus complaining about fat toes or big hips or a long chin? He never said anything negative about himself. He understood that His body was merely an earthly vessel–something necessary to function here on earth.
Has anyone ever said anything that hurt you deeply? Bring these hurtful words to the cross, to Jesus. He wants us to be confident and whole, not scarred.