I spent the last six weeks entrenched with a dynamic group of young people. As always, I end up learning more from them than I could ever teach them. There is something magical about youth and being child-like. Over the course of our time together we bonded as a family. We fought with each other […]
In a far away land long ago, I used to be one of the most negative people I knew. I used to let my circumstances over take me so much so that they became my identity. I began to speak what I thought my existence was. However, one day I had a moment of clarity. I had a friend tell me that I had a dark cloud (metaphorically) hovering over me continually. That was so hard for me to take. But it was the truth!
I discovered that the words I was speaking began to take formation in my life. I was attracting the negative in my life because that’s what I was speaking. The Bible is true when it says “life and death are in the power of the tongue” (Proverbs 18:21). We have control over the words that come out of our mouth. But first we must examine our thoughts.
Each of us have a tape that is constantly playing in our minds whether we realize it or not. That tape is informing us subconsciously to speak things into our life. Take a moment and truly examine your thoughts. I’d bet you there is a thought that is constantly occurring your mind that is shaping your perspective and ultimately the words you speak. If you find yourself using words and phrases like: Always, Constantly, I can’t catch a break, should’ve known better, your self tape needs to be improved.
Here’s a secret: anytime you find yourself thinking negatively or pondering accusing thoughts about yourself begin to speak out loud against those thoughts. We overcome negative thoughts with spoken words of faith. Every morning I wake up and brush my teeth I speak to myself in the mirror all affirming things about me. I do my best to proactively program my self tape for the day.
The moment I started to change my words, my life and my world began to unfold for the positive. I discovered that I solely hold the success and failure of my life. I depend on God for grace and strength, but the choices, the words I speak are all up to me. The same applies to us all.
Remember we have the ability to not only change our world, but the world as a whole….BE GREAT!!
Until Next Time,
Pervis Taylor, III is an Author, Life Coach, Speaker and Contributor. His books Pervis Principles Volume 1 and 2 are available exclusively on his website: www.pervistaylor.com/author. He resides in New York City. Follow him on twitter @pervistaylor or facebook www.facebook.com/pervistaylor3.