Have you ever heard statements like, “you're just like your momma, you're just like your daddy, you will never amount to anything?” These words spoken over children can often lead them to a self-fulfilling prophecy in which they walk in the direction of the words spoken over them.
Perhaps you know someone who always seems to be a “Debbie Downer?” No matter how many times you ask them how they are doing, the world is always crashing down on them. The cloud of doom seems to hover over them like a grey gloomy cloud before the thunderstorm.
When we become exposed to negativity, unemployment issues, mental health issues, political issues, murder, greed, inequality, corruption, poverty, terrorism and so much more, the world is no longer seen as good. Then there becomes the task of removing ourselves away from what is seen and focusing on what can be. No, we don’t need to ignore reality, but we need to embrace the challenges in society's positive expectations.
When we become engrossed with the negative that happens in the world, it becomes harder to transform the mindset. However, we must find a way to re-program our mindset to see endless possibilities.
The mind often leans toward the critical versus faith, belief in things that could turn out worse, rather than the better. Therefore; learning positive confessions, writing them down and speaking them can help enhance your quality of life here on earth.
Through the power of words, something is created that can help us understand the world around us.
This is one of the reasons why confession is important. Proverbs 25:11 says, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.” When we speak the right words, it becomes health and wealth for our souls.
I’m reminded of the story that we have all heard as a child called “The little engine that could.” In the story, a stranded train is unable to find an engine willing to take it over a laborious stretch of land to its final place where it needed to be. Only the little blue engine is willing to try and, while it keeps saying over and over again, "I think I can, I think I can," it conquers what appears could not be done. This is what it looks like when it comes to the power of confession. We can overcome self-sabotage to reach our highest potential.
So, the next time you are flooded with feelings of negativity apply these steps to get yourself back on track:
Embrace the challenges in society with positive expectations. Choose to surround your workplace, your home, your school or wherever you are with things to uplift your spirit.
Re-program your mindset to see endless possibilities. This can be done through creating a vision board, vision book, praying or intentionally placing yourself in areas where you desire to be.
Create positive confessions that are unique to you. Think of all the negative thoughts and doubts that invade your mind and intentionally write positive confessions that counteract those negative thoughts.
Speak what you desire to achieve or experience out loud. Do this until it becomes a part of your inner being.
Finally, write your expectations down and take goal-oriented steps to reach those expectations. Get you a planner to take small daily steps towards accomplishing your desires.