The power of your words
Hi guys, so I was going to write about perfection and how no one is perfect and basically just encourage you. But today I saw this video and this man was talking about his childhood and how hard it was.
He spoke about how his father never encouraged him or told him that he was good or that he was proud of him. But at the end of the video, he explained how years down the line, his declarations and the words that he spoke to himself turned his life around.
I was really inspired by the video because it reminded me of the power of our words. It reminded me of the power that we have as individuals to change our mindsets and our lives. I think we as a human race strongly underestimate the power of our words.
Now, y'all know that I'm a Christian, so I'll always take it back to God. So, the Bible tells us that God spoke and the world became. By the power of the word of God life came into existence. My faith tells me that I can declare things and they become. Word is life, which means that the words we speak have meaning. They're not just empty, but they're full of power.
So back to what I was saying in the previous paragraph. I think we underestimate the power of our words. The things that we say could make or break a person, or make or break a situation.
I believe that every single person has experienced getting a compliment and feeling pleasure because of the words spoken. I also believe that everyone has experienced hearing a negative word said to them and feeling pain or discomfort from hearing it.
At the end of the day, even if you don't want to believe in the power of God's word and the spiritual implications and power behind the words we speak, I think it would be foolish to ignore the power of words in general.
A word spoken to your child can live with that child for all of their life. When I was little my parents used to tell me that I was beautiful and I believed it. I was boldly doing catwalks in my pink dresses and skirts lol. It never occurred to me that I wasn't beautiful because I'd never heard otherwise.
It's the same way I lost some confidence because someone told me I was fat, which I took as akin to being unattractive. I'd never considered my weight until someone said it.
The words that we speak to others and most importantly to ourselves have the power to affect a person's psyche. For years, I wore baggy and black clothes because I wanted to hide. Simply because someone said something. Someone spoke and it changed and influenced my mindset.
But it's the same way I've reclaimed the knowledge of my beauty by declaring it on many occasions. I am absolutely beautiful, both in and out and no one can tell me otherwise. Why? Because I've said it and my repetition of it has helped me to believe it (well that and Jesus😌)
Instead of calling your child stupid, tell them that you believe that they're intelligent and smart. The more you say it, the more they believe it and the more the fruits begin to show in their life. What you believe matters so much more than what others believe. Why? Because it's your beliefs that will impact your immediate world and your life.
And so it doesn't matter if Joe thinks you're not good enough to work there. You're good enough, in fact you're the best person for that job. Repeat it and actualise it. Your mindset will shift and you'll realise that things will begin to fall into place because your actions will start to imitate the words that you speak to yourself.
I am bold, I am intelligent, I am beautiful, I am kind, I am a Queen. I declare it boldly and no one can tell me otherwise. And you know what? Since I started calling myself beautiful, I see it. I see the beauty. Since I started declaring that I could do certain things, I've been able to do them.
My mum is always telling me to stop saying I can't do something and instead try to do it first. Sometimes I look at a song and when I tell myself the key is too high, I won't be able to sing it. But when I don't think about it, I start to sing on that key easily. So the things I spoke to myself would manifest.
I remember that while I was in Nigeria there was a period of time that I was really struggling. So I started declaring into my day. I'd say things like, "my environment will be positive today. There will be no negativity around me. Everything will work out for my good. I will enjoy this day to the fullest".
Funnily enough, whenever I declared these things into my day, everything I declared came to pass. I wouldn't encounter any negativity that day and I always enjoyed that day. So I kept doing it and what I declared came to pass. I think I only stopped saying it when I came back to the United Kingdom.
I've started saying it again, but mostly for my siblings. I really should pick it up again lol.
Anyways, my point is that the words I spoke into my day impacted how my day went. The words I spoke about myself impacted how I thought of and saw myself.
I see my body now and I'm super happy with it because I see the benefits of my body. I love the way my body feels and looks and it took me a while to get there, but prayers and affirmations got me here.
P.S as usual I'm not saying it's totally easy, but I'm saying that it helps to say and decree the positive. It helps to see a situation that seems hopeless and proclaim boldly that it's all going to work out brilliantly. I promise you, it helps and it makes a difference.
Don't just say it once, say it again and again and again until you believe it and until it begins to manifest. Don't ever give up on that.
But this also means that you need to learn to stop saying negative things to yourself. Stop saying that you won't get there or that you're not good enough, or that it's impossible. Combat the negative thoughts with positive words. Speak what seems impossible boldly. You'll never get the courage to go for things if you can't even say it out loud. Ginger yourself by yourself.
If you rely on other people to tell you what you can or can't achieve, or who you are, you're more likely to fail. In your quiet moments and inner thoughts, you would doubt the words of others. You can question the words of other people because you can't hear their thoughts. But you know yourself.
No one can say it to you as much as you can.
So the moral of this post is, speak the positive and unthinkable boldly. Do it now and do it often.
I AM BOLD. I AM STRONG. I CAN DO IT. I WON'T FAIL. I WILL SUCCEED. I WILL GET THAT JOB. I AM BEAUTIFUL. I AM THE BEST. I WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD. I AM LOVED.
Once again, I love you and most importantly, God loves you.