Living With Addiction
Tammy Tangent Tuesdays
Day 7 of 40
Hello Beautiful! I pray you’re having a blessed New Year embracing some down time dedicated to renewing your faith and are being refreshed with all the blessings of favor and fulfillment found in drawing near to God. It’s that time again; it’s Tammy Tangent Tuesdays!
Words are powerful and they become our reality! Whether we realize it or not, what we speak with our mouths, our words, leads us either into victory or down a path of destruction. I don’t know about you, but I have found that not only do our words express the condition of our hearts, but living in that Negative Nancy neighborhood (our mindsets) has guided me to places that were dark and full of torment.
The Book of James alerts us to the fact that with our tongue, we can curse our lives or bring blessings (James 3:9-12). I believe that what we speak not only reflects our hearts, but it awakens and guides our feet by setting into motion where our feet will follow.
Have we become beloveds who constantly complain and speak negatively about our lives and other beloveds? If so, we’re not only gossiping about others and spending way too much time in their problems (hello, don’t we have enough of our own?), but we’re allowing ourselves to lose peace and become like those we are talking about. Misery loves company!
How about speaking out loud, “I forgive you,” and watch the blessings that will flow from that. If anything, it will lead you towards peace and not the path of bitterness.
What happens when we profess we don’t look good or we’re never going to be successful or that we’re too old for love, those words spoken sets into motion where our feet will follow: Defeat! A bad day will surely arrive because we are led by what we profess!
Words can be traps. For instance, when I used to receive compliments, I would immediately interject, “Oh, I look like crap, this is old,” etc. Right away that shuts down the flow of blessings and oftentimes offends the person giving the compliment. That person may pull away or shut down because who wants to be around Negative Nancy. Not me! Saying “thank you” acknowledges the compliment and encourages blessings through engagement.
Words are tiny seeds that will grow into blossoms radiating beauty and blessings or weeds that will choke the life out of us and foster bitter roots. We are being led by our words, so let’s plant seeds of ample fruit through our words and usage of self-control so we can receive the bountiful harvest and season that God intends to shower us with (Galatians 6:7-9).
Don’t call in defeat by sowing seeds of bitter roots. Bitterness grows like a weed. Yet, positive and fruitful speech reaps beautiful blossoms as they open up reflecting the beauty and confidence within.
If we’re going to speak negative, we’re never going to end up having a positive and prosperous life. I want the Favor and Abundance of God. You know, we’re all imperfect beloveds living in an imperfect world, but we can resist the negativity in our lives by embracing change and speak with authority the power given to us by being positive beloveds who have gracious hearts drawing in God’s favor.
Weekly Challenge: Let’s be the Beautiful Beloveds that God says we are, wearing our crowns remembering where our inheritance comes from, the kingdom of God! Let’s start being conscience of what flows from our mouths this week and start sowing seeds that will bear good fruit.
Let’s speak words of affirmation and expectation such as, “I am beautiful just the way I am, There’s nobody like me; I will get my Master’s; my family will walk in the ways of the Lord; I will have a baby; I deserve to be loved, I will get married; I did a great job; I cook divine; I will get that new job.” These are empowering words and will be a magnet for blessings to pull in when we profess them with our mouths.
Until next time, never forget…
Thank You For Being Beautiful You!