I have always been a firm believer in the power of words. I truly believe that what you speak will come to pass in a sense, and when you speak boldly and positively, you will see evidence of that. But if you speak timidly or negatively, that will also come to life.
My words have created defining moments in my life. Whether drawing me deeper and deeper into a depression, an insecurity, or a season of darkness, or lifting me up through joy, growth, and confidence- words have impacted over and over again.
Once I started recognizing the power of my words I began acting consciously about how I’m using them.
When struggling with anxiety I have forced myself to be aware of how I’m phrasing things. If I say “I have anxiety,” or identifying it as “my anxiety is crazy today” I am claiming it as my own. I am speaking out and accepting that anxiety is my identity. I AM an anxious person. I HAVE anxiety. Why would I want to hold onto something like that? Wouldn’t I want to give myself freedom from that?
Well, I think so. I don’t want to forever hold myself as an anxious person, because that is the last thing I want to have a claim over my life. So instead I say things like ” Sometimes I experience anxiety,” or “I’m feeling anxious today.”
Isn’t that so much more freeing? Doesn’t it give you the sense that this isn’t a permanent feeling? I am allowing myself the opportunity to see the light in the situation.
Why can’t we be bold in how we speak about our lives?
I know I want to allow myself opportunities. I want to claim that “I am on my way to financial freedom” versus “One day I’ll be debt free.” I want to declare that “I am making an impact in lives” versus “Only two people read my blog today.” I don’t want to be held back by my words.
You can define your life, the same way I get to define my life.
How are your words working for you? Are they holding you back, or are they pushing you forward?
You deserve freedom. You deserve to see vision and purpose in your life.
As I’ve started speaking bold brave things into my life, I have been surprised at how much I’ve seen new vision. I’ve been able to view bigger opportunities. I’ve been able to release some holds. And I have most certainly started feeling more confident in who I am, because I’m defining who I am. I’m defining what I want for me life. And I am speaking existence to those things.