The words you say determine your attitude (how you feel) and your altitude (how much you will achieve). Are your words inspiring you and equipping you? Or are they limiting and crippling you? The good news is the choice is yours.
I read an interesting proverb recently. It demonstrated clearly the power that our words have on our mindsets, our feelings, and our performance.
Blow on a spark and up it flares, spit on it and out it goes; both are the effects of your mouth.
Your words can light a fire or put it out.
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If you could only eat one thing all day, first thing in the morning, what would it be?
Would you feed yourself small amounts of sugar and fat? Or would you overload on the good stuff, greens, fruits, lean proteins, etc.?
I sure hope you would say the latter. The same is true with our words.
Like a cloak
There is an old proverb that says, “A man’s curses will fall and wrap themselves around him like a cloak.” Imagine that for a moment. Your words…wrapped around you all day long.
The worse the words, the more tightly they grip you, strangling your creativity, your passion, and your peace right from you. The uglier the words, the uglier the garment.
You face a choice first thing in the morning: Speak words of beauty or speak words of ugly. (No, I am not entirely sure that sentence is grammatically correct, but it gets the point across)
What is the work that God rewards?
Imagine for a moment two brothers, Bobby and Joey.
These two brothers went to their father one morning and asked for new bikes. Their father is left with a choice:
- Give them the money. He has more than enough to do so.
- Make them earn the money.
Their father doesn’t want Bobby and Joey to be takers, so he chooses option 2.
The family lives near a field of wildflowers, so the father makes a deal with the boys. For every bundle of wildflowers they pick, dad will give them each one dollar.
THIS is what makes blogging fun for me.
I recently got one of the best emails that I have ever received from a reader and I wanted to share it with all of you.
Here is part of it:
“I want to say ‘thank you’ for your blog – it is becoming my everyday ‘must’ to check your blog. It’s always uplifting to read. Specifically I was inspired by your post “The Billionaire and the Hare“. I never thought seriously about giving, but I just couldn’t help thinking after reading your post. I also started giving (not big amounts) and I have to say doing that releases me from some fears (I may not even have noticed them before) – really amazing to have more freedom.”
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