Have you ever noticed that there are certain phrases that people speak out loud over and over when they’re feeling a certain way? They are just common phrases I’ve grown up hearing since I was a child by family, friends and the people around me. For example, when someone is feeling under the weather or ill they will say, “I feel like I’m trying to catch a cold”.
Or when someone has a major headache or in pain the common phrase is “my head and/or body part is killing me”. Even when you are feeling exhausted the common phrase is “I’m so tired I feel like I’m going to die” Then they end up repeating phrases like these over and over again without even thinking about what they are actually saying. I’m definitely guilty on speaking them repeatedly myself.
What Are We Really Saying?
Now if you break it down and really think about what you are actually saying it is really the opposite of what you really would like to happen. Naturally, you really don’t want to “try to catch a cold” at all. We would prefer to stay healthy, but we just automatically say them without even thinking about what we are actually saying. Just in the same manner you do not want the pain your head to be killing you.
You are speaking out loud that you are trying to catch a cold. While it may not seem to be a big deal we must realize and understand the power carried by our words when we speak them out loud. When we understand the power of words and realize that we can choose what we think and say, our lives can be redefined. God wants our spirit to be light and free so it can properly function, and not be weighted down and oppressed.
How the Words We Speak Really Do Affect Us
The words that we speak out loud go into our own ears as well as other people’s, then they drop down inside of us where they will give us either delight or sorrow, peacefulness or distress all depending on the types of words we have spoken. In reality what we speak does not affect the circumstances going on in our lives, but it does affect our mood and how it makes us feel. I have found in my life that when I continue speaking negatively about anything I’m going through, I find myself to be more insecure and filled with anxiety.
Therefore be mindful of the words that come out of your mouth. I truly believe that changing your focus and choosing your words wisely will bring more joy and peace in your life as a whole. One thing is for sure, speaking negatively could bring you down and speaking positively never will, so why not try to speak more positive and see what kind of results you get?
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