When my girlfriend sent me a text asking me to help her out by picking up her two children from school, I quickly replied yes. It was not only an opportunity to help her, but see two of my favorite littles.
I picked them both up from school, smiling as they both got in the car, happy to see them. How was your day in school?
“Good,” Luke said. Holly said the same but expounded as she shared about having to test most of the day, almost like the SAT’s but just a tinge different. She was exhausted. She ended her comments with “I suck at math; I’ll never be good at it.”
I paused realizing this was an opportunity to speak into her high school freshman heart, but before I share what I shared, can I ask you, have you ever spoken to yourself out loud in a negative way like that? Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United.
She started to berate herself again, and I put up my hand up to signal her to stop and asked her, “Do you know that your brain only knows what you tell it?”
She looked at me with a puzzled look on her sweet face.
I continued, and shared a story of the effects of positive self-talk – I was brand new to Princess House Crystal and was attending my first rally, and wow, was it exciting. They announced a travel trip to Hawaii thru a four-month contest. I had barely been out of my county, let alone to another state! When I went home that night, I exclaimed, “I’m going to Hawaii; I don’t know how I’ll get there but I’m going to Hawaii.”
I continued telling myself that several days in a row and soon my actions were following what I had told myself. I won that four-month contest in three months!
I could see Holly was impressed, so I continued.
“See, our brains only know what we tell them and that unfortunately works for the negative as well.”
“That’s true,” she replied.
I could tell she was impressed but not quite buying it, so I challenged her to look at herself in the mirror before she goes to bed every night and when she wakes up and tell herself, I’m going to get good at math; I’m going to get better at math.
Now, let’s bring this to you: what lies have you told yourself that have inhibited you from abundant living? Perhaps it’s time to check the One Who has the final word for who you are to Him and in Him! There are so many scriptures that identify who we are in Him and I’m thinking that perhaps these would be words worth buying into and worth repeating so that our actions may follow these truths.
Here are a few of my favs:
Blessed coming in and blessed going out (Deut. 28:6)
A child of God (Romans 8:16)
The apple of my Father’s eye (Deut. 32:10)
Buying into His Truths,