I had a chat with one of my daughters a while ago and our discussion really got me thinking.
I listened as she recounted how her father told her countless times that she was useless. She unconsciously began to believe what her father said about her. This affected her for a very long time. She used to feel that she was and would never be good enough.
Just like her, I have my own experience with people constantly spewing negativities into the lives of others. I stopped to think that maybe some of them were true as at the time but thank God for His Grace through which I was delivered from the impact of those instances and believe that no one has the final say over my life, early enough.
Who says you are a nobody?
And why would you believe such a person when he did not create you?
Is it your teacher saying you can’t amount to anything good in life?
Is your husband / wife saying you are a nonentity?
Is your boss saying you are useless / irrelevant?
Is your neighbor calling you barren?
Take it or leave it, words have a way of penetrating the fibre of our souls and sticking right there.
. . . Unless you counter those negative words with some positive ones immediately they are shot at you.
I learnt very early in life to say to myself immediately, the positive version of all negative words spoken to me or used to qualify me.
When the negative words charge at you, charge back at them with the Word of God at once.
… Make sure you strike the iron while it is hot.
Hold on tightly to what God has said and is saying about you. Give no thought to those negative reports. Choose to only believe the report of The Lord.
It does not matter who says anything about you, as long as what they have said does not align with God’s Words, discard those words.
Take time out to investigate for yourself what God has declared and hold on to that.
You’re blessed beyond measure!
© OMOSEBI Mary Omolola, Ph.D
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2 thoughts to “Words At Work”
Every spoken word directed at us is only activated in our experience when we speak the same to ourselves…..the power of life and death is in our mouths….this is why like you aptly submitted here, we must arm ourselves with what the Word of God says concerning us….I am the head and not the tail, I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, I have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ Jesus, no weapon formed against me prospers, all things are working together for my good, I do as ocassion demands, I can do all things through Christ, I experience Prov. 4:18 on a daily basis..Praise God!!!!
My Dad was like that too. He used to call me useless when I was growing up. After I have washed all his guinea “agbadas “,starch it and iron, I will wash his thick khakis, starch it and iron it. I was between 11 and 13years old then.
Initially when he calls me that, I will cry. Then I became rebellious. If he says useless girl, I will say, “thank you, I am useless I wash your clothes and iron them “and so on.
Then I met Christ and God became my real father. I stopped seeing myself as useless and average.