I’ve spent the last few days at a loose end, I’ve finished work and I have a few weeks till I start a new venture so I’ve been thinking. Which, is dangerous I know! But, I thought about all the things I say. I think about all the times I wake up after a great nights sleep to less than a hour later say “I am tired” and guess what I’m yawning later feeling really exhausted. I also have the tendency to say “I am clumsy” which then follows by me tripping or dropping something. I also say a lot of other things which are not always true but have become a habit that I have picked up over the years.
I had a lightbulb moment. I am speaking tiredness and clumsiness over myself plus many other things, when really I should be speaking good things over myself. I should wake up and say “I am refreshed and full of energy,” I will have to repeat this throughout the day though definitely more than once. I should say “I am fearfully and wonderfully made so I am attractive, healthy and exactly who I am meant to be. I am God’s daughter, the apple of His eye and I have a hope and future.” The bible is full of who God says we are. I will list a few later at the bottom so you can start to speak life and truth over yourself.
The “I am” is important because it the name of the Lord. He introduces Himself as “I am” in Genesis 15:7 when He speaks to Abram, He then gives him the promise that his descendants will be like the stars in the night sky. Also in Exodus 3:14 when He speaks to Moses about bring the Israelites out of Egypt and back into the promised land, which was promised to Abraham back in Genesis. God is the God of I am, not I was or I might be. He is “I am” because He is the truth and everything that is truth comes from Him. God is the God of promises and hope, He want us to have a future that is full of good and His promises for us.
With this in mind every time we mutter I am we are proclaiming who we are, who we believe we are. Proverbs 18:21 shows us that our tongue can speak life or death, which is why its important to speak good things over your life. When we speak I am good, I am loved, I am cherished and I am forgiven we are speaking truth and we ask these blessings to come to us and bear fruit in our life. When we speak I am tired, I am stupid, I am unattractive, I am getting old and I am unloveable then we are asking curses to come upon us. None of these things are true, we are what we speak and then this affects us in the natural.
How many times have you said that today is going to be a bad day, and then that day seems to be the worst day of your life where everything you touch goes wrong and you just can’t seem to do anything right. I wonder if we started this day with “I am going to have a good day because I walk with goodness and mercy” would it have turned out so bad? I think the things would still have happened but our heart and attitude would be with God and He can turn everything around for His glory.
I know I talk a lot about what we say and speak over ourselves but this is really important. What we speak over ourselves and others can bring blessings or curses, life or death and light or dark. We are called to be light in this dark world, our mouths should be clean of negative speaking and should be worshipping God all day long. This is not something you can do over night it takes practice but next time your going to say I am tired. Stop! say “I am blessed and refreshed by Gods grace everyday.” Speak life into your spirit also that of the people around you. This will change you and them, you will be blessing people around you and that is what God asks of us, to love our neighbour. To bless the people who curse us and to pray for them. God bless you.
God’s Promises to you
I am a child of God (Romans 8:17) “If children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”
I am forgiven (Ephesians 1:7) “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”
I am saved by grace and faith (Ephesians 2:8) “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,”
I am called of God (2 Timothy 1:9) “Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to out works, but according to His purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.”
I am free (John 8:36) “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”
I am chosen (1 Thessalonians 1:3-4) “Our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of out God and Father, knowing, beloved brethren, your election by God.”
I am the apple of my Fathers eye (Psalm 17:8) “Keep me as the apple of Your eye, hide me under the shadow of Your wings.”
I am being change into His image (2 Corinthians 5:17-18) “But we all, with unveiled face, be holding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
I am a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17) “Therefor, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.”
I am a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19) “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?”
I am redeemed from Law (Galatians 3:13) “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “cursed is anyone who hangs on a tree.”)”
I am above not beneath (Deuteronomy 28:13) “And the Lord. Will make you the headband not the tail; you shall be above only; and not beneath; if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which i command you today, and are careful to observe them.”
I have hope and future (Jeremiah 29:11) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
I can do all things (Philippians 4:13) “I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me.”