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Now, I know that words are powerful, but sometimes I speak without thinking...okay, so I OFTEN speak without thinking. I usually try to say positive things, but to be honest, I have a knack for exaggeration that, while funny, is probably NOT what I want to say.
For example, I sometimes say my kids are "driving me crazy," or that my head is "killing me," or even "I'm so broke I can't even pay attention."
Right after I started pondering all this, I came across this article by Kenneth Copeland and it really seemed to express what I was already thinking about.
"Listen, the world of the spirit doesn't operate on what you mean. It operates on what you say. Mark 11:23 tells us that "whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith."
"I hate my job." (I don't by the way, I just heard someone else say this recently!) Instead - thank you Lord for putting me here - show me what you want me to do here today.
"I hate my house/furniture/kitchen/bathroom." Thank you Lord for shelter - a place to call home.
"I hate my thighs/stomach/nose/whatever." Thank you Lord that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. You knit me together. None of this is by accident (and I'm going to take care of what YOU made for me by HAND!!!)
"I hate what is happening in our government." Thank you Lord that You turn the hearts of those in authority and use them to bring about YOUR purpose...even if to me it seems like to me that they are complete idiots.
"I hate what is happening in my life right now." Thank you Lord that you work ALL things for my good and Your glory.