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This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace. – Colossians 1:6

Stop! Don’t Say That!

“Speaking worry gives voice to the lies of the enemy.” – Pastor Emma Squibb

Our first lady couldn’t have said it any better.

We mindlessly recite, “life and death lies in the power of the tongue.” We’re talking about life and death here!

“Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3)

“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)

A huge part of our salvation depends on our mouth/tongue.

Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.” (James 3:10)


So let’s talk about it.

This week we’ll tackle, “Don’t Say That – to yourself“: things you should beware of confessing over yourself.

Nip it in the bud before it bears fruit.


Our mouths are forever running…

Pastor Emma’s statement encapsulates my most recent experiences. There’s a “method to the madness” of spiritual attacks. Scripture highlights very important and powerful parts of our being: Our minds, hearts and tongue/mouths. The battle typically starts in the mind.

“…but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.” (Romans 1:21b)

What have your thoughts been? What lies are you dwelling on? Do you feel insignificant, unworthy, unable to cope? Has self-doubt sucked out your confidence? Why are you walking with your head down? Why’d you stop doing what you love? Who told you that you weren’t good enough? Why are you beating yourself up?

I’m right here with you.

My confidence was suffocated by self-doubt. I even stopped blogging for a bit simply because I gave into the lie that my content wasn’t good enough. I wept on my way into a few interviews because lies of inadequacy took over. The mind games are so tiring.

Don’t say that. 

It may seem “holier than thou” to refrain from confessing valid emotions and frustrations but I warn you to be careful. Don’t give life to your negative thoughts.

Don’t say that. 

Rest in God’s promises.

What does God say about you? Begin to confess God’s truth.

“…We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5)

Say this:

I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am God’s chosen creation. He chose me. He loves me. His love is patient, kind, keeps no record of wrongs. I am a royal priesthood. God has gone before me to prepare the way for me. Even though I walk through the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil. The creator of all the earth has said He loves me. I am excellent in all that I do. I may not be perfect, but I serve a perfect God.


 

How have you dealt with negative self-talk? Feel free to share by leaving a comment! Check back next week for another post!

“Speaking worry gives voice to the lies of the enemy.” – Pastor Emma Squibb


Check these out (Courtesy of Pastor Emma):

Isaiah 40:29; 40:31; 41:10; 41:13; 43:2; 54:17

James 1:5; 4:7

1 John 1:9

2 Chronicles 7:14

Deuteronomy 31:8

John 3:16; 8:36

Philippians 4:19

Psalm 23:4

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