President Theodore Roosevelt once said:
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
Joyce Meyer had this thought:
“A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.”
Norman Vincent Peale wrote:
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
We all have dreams. We all have a desire to be successful. No one sets out in life to be the poster-child for mediocrity. So who is the real “dream thief”? After all, in Philippians, Paul says…
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
So why don’t we?
John tells us in I John that…
“He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”
So why don’t we live in victory?
Maybe it is because sometimes we allow our own mindset to hold us back. Sometimes — as the saying goes — “WE are our own worst enemy.” We diligently battle the enemy of our souls, but then turn around and speak things into existence out of fear or low self-esteem, forgetting that the power of the tongue is as much a force to be reckoned with as the greatest enemy we may face. Actually, sometimes, they are one and the same.
King Solomon understood this when he said in Proverbs:
“The tongue has the power of life and death.”
So, the next time you feel the urge to speak negatively about your current situation, do this:
Speak a blessing instead.