I recently saw a picture that said “the words you speak become the house you live in”. I love the way this is worded because it so rings true within our experience. It speaks to the power we have in influencing not only our surroundings but also our interior life and ultimately our destiny. Life and death rest in the power of the tongue, success and failure, healing and destruction, the list goes on.
Our words have power to create and to dismantle. It is vital that we take responsibility for our words and for the shaping of the atmosphere around us. Ultimately we attract that which we produce. If we are constantly negative and defeatist, our experience will more often than not reinforce our outlook on life. Contrast that with a positive outlook and again we will find reinforcement.
Think about this, how many times have you asked someone how they were doing, or for that matter, been asked yourself and the response was “not too bad”? Basically what’s being communicated is you’re doing bad! You have accepted defeat and you are communicated said defeat. How do you think your day will go carrying that mindset? Probably bad!
I am aware that some of us have pain and hurt from our past that makes it hard for us to see ourselves differently. I know some of us struggle with low self worth and feelings of unimportance but I challenge you to change your mind! I challenge you to deny that voice influence in your life and change your declaration. Only when we learn to love ourselves can we truly learn to love other. If your words have created an awful house to live in, I say it’s time to tear that sucker down and rebuild!
You are valuable, you have a purpose, you are worthy to be loved. The only thing standing in the way is you! I’m not one to promote a fake it until you make it type attitude but sometimes it takes what it takes. You have more power than you think and any step in the right direction is a step toward freedom from the prisons we create around ourselves! I challenge you to change your declaration! Rebuild the house around you! Take the reins of your destiny, take control of your future, and build the house of your dreams!
Anthony had a 15 year love affair with heroin addiction and spent time in prison, but an encounter with God, one night, radically changed his life. Since that evening Anthony has had a desire and passion to serve the LORD and spread the Gospel of the Kingdom wherever he goes. Using Biblical insight, his experience, and street knowledge, he is able to reach people in the darker places of society. Anthony and his wife Tanya currently serve as Senior Leaders of Thrive Church and is the co-host of The Alliance Podcast. He is a gifted preacher and teacher with a desire is to build people up into their destinies, living a supernatural lifestyle, and manifesting the Kingdom of God in their everyday lives. You can connect with him personally or learn more about his ministry and his book at anthonyportillo.org.
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