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I remember growing up my grandmother would tell me “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”  That definitely applies when you’re talking about others. However, why don’t we go ahead and apply this from here on out whenever we talk about ourselves?

Check this out. James 3:3-6… 

“A bit in the mouth of a horse controls the whole horse. A small rudder on a huge ship in the hands of a skilled captain sets a course in the face of the strongest winds. A word out of your mouth may seem of no account, but it can accomplish nearly anything – or destroy it! It only takes a spark, remember, to set off a forest fire. A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do that. By our speech we can ruin the world, turn harmony into chaos, throw mud on a reputation, send the whole world up in smoke and go up in the smoke with it, smoke right from the pit of hell.”

Not sure about you, but it seems like something we should probably take seriously.

If you haven’t read Beth’s blog entitled ‘YOUnique’ from earlier this week, I think you should go back and read it when you get the chance. Beth talked about what God’s thoughts are about YOU. Search high and low, no one could ever find another you! God crafted you in such a distinguishing way, with interesting mannerisms and vocal inflections and cute little quirks!” Oh Beth, you know just what to say! 

After reading some of the truth about how He feels about you, do you think that it pleases Him when we put ourselves down? It may seem harmless, but it definitely does not honor Him. Just SHUSH! Some of y’all may think that it’s even Biblical that we think lowly of ourselves. I’ve seen churches lead their congregations to believe this! This is NOT the nature of God! It’s definitely not found in scripture! He does not think that way about us, nor does He want us to live in that state of mind. Humility is not putting ourselves down; it’s setting ourselves aside.

God loves it when we are confident in who we are in Him.

If you feel the urge to say something negative about yourself, maybe consider saying the COMPLETE opposite. Words of kindness, harmony and life should be spoken over yourself. Like what Proverbs 16:24 says: “Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.”

Or how about Psalm 19:14,Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

I know that we all fight insecurities (especially as women in this day and age). We might even encouraged to be insecure. Like if we don’t say something wrong about ourselves, we might be conceited or vain?!

I want to ask you if you will make this day THE DAY to start allowing the Lord to redeem your thoughts. What you think about yourself and what is in your heart will manifest in your words. You have to start loving YOU  the way that God loves you; that means having acceptance and grace with yourself. The Lord will help you to see the beautiful parts of you if you allow Him, but you have to be open to Him showing you. 

You might end up loving that gap in your teeth or those freckles that you try so hard to hide! What about those hips that you can’t seem to shrink with any amount of Pilates? I’ve been there! 

Let Him calm the chaos in your mind on what you call your “imperfections.” Start a journey to see yourself through His eyes. It will affect everything! The way you LOVE others, speak to others. It starts here.

Oh Father God, Thank You. Thank You for every limb, every bone, and every curve. You are the best Artist there is. I praise You for the way You have made me. I thank You for who I am: special, smart, valuable, blessed, beautiful, radiant, and saved by grace. I pray that You renew my mind to line up with YOUR thoughts. I will not say anything You do not say. I only speak life over myself and OTHERS. Help me control my tongue from this day forward. I submit and consecrate my heart, life, and tongue to you. I am being transformed! Praise You Lord.

In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

Love you, one-of-a-kind sisters!

xo,
Kait 
 

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  • Priscila Sobrero
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    So good Kait! Thank you sister!!

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