“If my kids ever turned out like you I’d kill myself”.
WHAT ON EARTH???
These words said to him by one set in charge of leading and guiding him, one whose job was to help him to find his potential, not destroy it.
I’ve heard many horror stories like Rusty’s. I am sure you have as well.
Perhaps, like me, you were the one on the other end of those destructive words.
It has been scientifically proven that the words we TELL OURSELVES, can have a crippling effect on how we develop.
Oh the words we say over our children!
About them. In front of them. In front of others.
When those words are SPOKEN over us, the effects can be deadly.
In John 6:63 (ESV) It says; It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
If the spirit speaks life, then it stands to reason that it is evil that speaks death to living beings.
The nasty things that are said to us burrow deeply into our hearts.
They become “Our truth”, even though that is not how God intended it to be for us.
The Harvard Business Review says five positives to one negative is a good ratio for success.
Remember Mearle from Rusty’s story above?
In my case, I had two Mearles.
First was a pastor named Gary, the second an apostolic teacher named Sharon.
These two never gave up on me. They encouraged me into a much more life affirming thought life than I had ever had before.
They still encourage me today.
Now I am here with you, espousing a life of “Quietude” for your own general well being, helping you to overcome the awful things spoken over your life.
For Rusty, he created one eighty, to help others to overcome the effects of the negative words and declarations thrust upon them by others. Visit his site and see what a positive thought life can do!
Resources on the words we speak;
Thanks for reading.
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