Guard your heart against toxic words.

Guard your heart above all else,
for it determines the course of your life.
Proverbs 4:23

You are not who others say you are.  You are who God says you are.

God says you’re capable.  God says you’re called.  God says you’re chosen.  God says you’re filled with the same Spirit that raised Christ from the grave.  God says you’re an overcomer by the blood of the Lamb.  God says you’re blessed coming in & blessed going out.  God says that he has plans to prosper you, to give you a hope & a future.  God says He’s working in all things to bring about good to those who love Him & are called according to His purpose.  God says you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a people set apart for God.

You are not who others said you are.  There is more in you.  Hear what God says!  You are special.  Before you were born in your mother’s womb, God knew you, and planted you at this moment in history to do what He called you to do.  You are NOT what anyone else says about you.  Guard your heart: “I am who God said I am!”

You are not who others say you are. You are who God says you are.


Speak life-giving words to yourself & your circumstances.

I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.
Mark 11:23

I believe I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

I believe my God is able to do exceedingly & abundantly more than I can ask or imagine.

I believe that I am an overcomer by the blood of the Lamb and by the words of my testimony.

I believe that I will be blessed going in & blessed going out.

I believe that the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead is living inside of me.

I believe that God is at work in my relationships.

I believe that with the aptly spoken word God can bring healing where there is hurt.

I believe that God can use my words to encourage my children to become all that God created them to be.

I won’t let poison come out of my mouth, tearing anyone down.  I will let the Spirit of God come out of my mouth, building others up.  There is power in the tongue – life & death; and as a follower of Jesus & His Words, He said “I am the Way & the Truth & the Life. No one come to the Father except by me.”  I will speak His Words and bring life for His glory & for His Name’s sake.  Because I will not let toxic words poison my soul.  I will speak words of life.
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