Speak them out loud.

I remember sitting in a conference a couple years ago and the speaker said, “Tell yourself out loud! Speak it over yourself but give it volume!” And I’m thinking, “I have never done that, consistently at least.” I was also thinking, “Is that like a true difference-maker? The whole giving it volume, making sure your own ears hear it thing?”

Well, joke’s on me because I have noticed, over the big and the small things, that when I speak out loud things that have yet to come to fruition, I find my spirit being filled with hope.

When I spend my time professing words of truth, reminding myself of the promises my God has made over my life, I think, speak, react, trust, and believe differently.

I think in my past, I was afraid to sound silly, “over-eager”, or just not in touch with reality. How was one supposed to talk about things that weren’t tangibly happening already? What did that look like? Wasn’t it enough to just believe in that vision on the inside?

But I learned quickly that the importance of our words, much like our prayers, is the difference that is makes IN us, to us, for us. It’s like fertilizer, giving our forest of dreams the ability to grow and materialize. It provides the energy and the direction and the stamina to see possibility and to press forward into our God-given potential.

I think sometimes when I’m seeking affirmation or asking for confirmation, yet again, that I am capable of achieving this dream, God speaks to me this truth: “You know that you are, you have just been vocalizing otherwise.”

Wouldn’t it be sad if the only thing or person standing in the way of you and your promise is….you?

That chatter in our heads? The words that we text others? The prayers we say out loud? The mirror conversation we have with ourselves as we get ready for the day? It all matters, heavily. Don’t underestimate the power that comes when you trust Jesus for who He is and speak that out loud over your life and your hopes and your vision.

Remember, He cares most about your belief. That’s what He is after. So, speak to it & pay attention to what’s forming it.

Happy Tuesday my friends! Grateful for you.

“The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.” -Proverbs 15:4

“Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.” -Psalm 141:3


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