POD #7: Use Your Words
Use your ever-powerful words to speak, weave and write TWO blessings. The first one is a blessing I want you to write and speak over yourself, your life and/or your future. The second is a blessing you’ll write over/about someone else. The someone else might be your dog, your mate, your kidlets or your bestie. It might be our nation or our world.
Extra credit if you can toss in a bonus blessing over someone you don’t particularly like.
Then, write a bit about how it feels to be the bestower of blessings.
You know that the power of life and death are in the tongue. Yet too often the words you speak bring death to the current situation and the future that you are longing for. Stop.
Speak truth over your life. Speak His love and acceptance over your life. Speak the Word to combat those things that the enemy has made common messages in the words you speak.
You are a daughter of the Most High God. You are blessed and highly favored. You don’t doubt that fact but you often shrink back from walking in all His favor and blessings. Stop.
Let Him shine through you. You know it is not you. If other’s think that is your motive that is on them, not you. That is not who you are anymore, so let your life shine forth His blessings and favor.
You often resist what He has placed inside of you. You question His voice. Stop.
There are others waiting for what God has placed on your heart. Don’t allow fear to keep you from stepping out of your comfort zone. God has things He wants to say and do through you, but He won’t force you to walk in obedience.
Let Him speak to you. Let Him show you. Let Him be all that He can be in your life. Let Him work through you. Watch and see what He will do when you listen, submit and obey.
You state that you have never felt like you were accepted. You want acceptance but have never felt it with your family or within the church.
You question if you deserve it. You think you have to earn it, but you know that you can’t. Those are lies from the pit of hell, stop listening to the enemy. God loves you. He sees you as righteous. He sees you as holy.
The truth is none of us deserve the price Christ paid for us. Yet, He died anyway. He knew we might not deserve it, but He still thought we were worth it. Not the collective we, but the we of you and me individually, and every other person uniquely and separately. It has little to do with us, and everything to do with Him. Accept it, You are worth it; God is never wrong.
You still feel like you have to do something. You fall short, then feel even farther away from God. You can’t earn His love and approval. It is there always because God is love. He chose you before you chose Him. There is nothing that you do that surprises Him, nothing that causes Him to approve you less.
I say all this because I want you to accept all that He wants you to have. His grace covers your weaknesses to empower you to live the abundant life He has or you. His mercy offers forgiveness of your darkest sins. His desire is overwhelming blessings for you. He wants peace to overtake you. He wants joy to fill your heart.
I leave you with God’s peace, mercy, grace and blessings. I receive it for myself too.
This post is prompted by Tara-Nicholle Nelson’s 30 Day Writing Challenge for Conscious Leaders