Watch Your Talk And Your Thought!

“We have the same spirit of faith, according as it is written. I believed and therefore have I spoken: We also believe and therefore speak.” -2 Corinthians 4:13

In my role as a Minister, Master Life Coach and Mentor, I see people everyday defeated by their thoughts, because of what they believe. And I see people defeated by their words and what they say. It is true that most of us are our very own worst enemy. The idea that our talk and thought decide the life we are going to experience is really such a simple truth with very powerful implications. We really need to get this, because it has the potential to change our life and living in a very positive way.

Our thoughts – what we believe matters, because it impacts what we say. Our talk – what we say matters, because it impacts how we thin and what we believe. This is why it is very important to get our thoughts and words right, because they empower and feed off of one another, creating an infinite loop of positive direction up or negative spiral down. We are feeding a beast of blessing or a beast of burden, the choice is ours???

Faith/belief/trust is a powerful gift of God that enables us to shape reality with what is in our heart that flows out of our mouth. In Mark 11:23, Jesus put it this way: “If you believe in your heart that what you say will come to pass, you’ll have whatever you say.” And this is just another reason why it is so important to read and meditate on God’s Word, because what we continually believe and say is what we will believe and receive.

To believe something is to speak it and to speak something is to believe it. And this is why all the great teachers remind us to: Watch your thoughts, because they turn into words. Listen to your words, because they become actions. Pay attention to your actions, because they turn into habits. Be careful with your habits, because they become your character. Make sure you are in control of your character, because it impacts your destiny…


Let Go Of The Labels And Embrace The Life!

The world we grow up in teaches us to label one another. “She’s smart, he’s dumb.” They’re rich or they’re poor.” And we could get caught up in the comparison game forever if we are not careful. In fact, we spend the first 12 years of our life getting ready to go to school so we can learn and earn a degree that labels us as a High School Graduate, which is supposed to better prepare us to contribute, live and survive in this world, but often just causes us to live in a fantasy game of pretend and comparison.

We get used to this “labeling game” and determine that our worth comes either from what we do or more titles attached to our name, so we head off to work or for more school to earn as many more labels as we can, with the hopes that one of them sticks and makes us a success. We do all of this, only to get to the end of our life and realize that very few titles really matter and usually the titles that do matter are not ones that we earned, but the ones that we accidentally tripped into and learned to embrace.

I have had more titles than I know what to do with and I have earned several degrees, but no one calls me “Master”. I am quiet sure I have been labeled good and bad, depending on who is doing the labeling, but none of the labels, degrees or titles really define who and what I really am. In fact, most all of them limit me from the creative, expansive and majestic life I was created for.

“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 3:13-14

You are not what you are named, labeled or titled. You are you. You may in some way fit into this or that category, but categories are limiting and you are a limitless creation of the Most High God. I want to challenge you to forget about the labels and focus on the life. Let go of the title and instead seek to live the testimony. God has amazing things for you, because you are so much more than anyone can dream or imagine. Enjoy the amazing gift of this incredible life by letting go and just being… 👣