September 10, 2013

The Single Girl Diaries-The Power in Your Words


So I have a confession. In my insecurity of being single sometimes I speak very negatively. I've said things like "yeah, 27 dresses, that's my life." Or "well the flipping middle schoolers will probably get married before me." "I am a long way off from getting married, there isn't even a guy on my radar."
I am sure you're not like that though and are always way more positive than I am. And you never struggle with speaking those things out of insecurity {:wink wink:}. 

Okay, so we all do it, but how do we fix it? 
In church a few weeks back our staff pastor spoke a message titled "Speak Positive or Zip It." He spoke on the power of our words. One point he made that I loved was that we can't speak defeat and expect victory. 
In Jeremiah 1:5-8 God is commissioning Jeremiah as a prophet to the nations when Jeremiah pipes up and tells God he can't and supports it with a laundry lists of why he's not qualified. The first thing God had to do to complete the plans he had for him was to stop his words {:Jeremiah 1:7:}.

To me, that's powerful. I start wondering how many times my negative words towards singleness and my chances of finding my husband have delayed and stopped my progress in meeting him. But, I also believe that God will release what negative words have stopped and postponed if we will just zip it. 
Negative thoughts will come. We have no control or choice in the matter, but we do control in giving our thoughts voice. So what are your words doing? Are they holding you back from what God has planned for you or are they telling God that you are ready and prepared for what He has waiting for you around the next corner?
Insecurity seems to rear its ugly head a lot when your single doesn't it. So I have a list of scriptures and quotes I speak over myself. In the beginning I was gung-ho about it and felt it, but I have learned that the most important time to speak them over myself is when I don't believe a word that is coming out of my mouth. The words of truth are replacing the words of doubt, fear, and insecurity.
Isaiah 34:16~ "And none will lack a mate, for the Lord has promised this. His Spirit will make it all come true."
Romans 8:18~ "That's why I don't think there is any comparison between the present hard times and the coming good times."
C.S. Lewis~ "There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind."
Isaiah 66:9~ "I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord."

Habakuk 1:5~ "For I am doing something in your own day, something you would't believe even if someone told you about it."
Proverbs 31:25 "She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear or the future."

Micah 7:7~ "But me, I'm not giving up. I'm sticking around to see what God will do. I'm waiting for God to make things right. I'm counting on God to listen to me."
Jude 1:2~ "Relax, everything’s going to be all right; rest, everything’s coming together; open your hearts, love is on the way!"

Psalm 46:10~ "Be still and know that I am God"


 
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2 comments:

  1. Completely agree with this post... not just about in finding a husband, but in life in general!

    Let me know if you're ever looking for a guest post for the Single Girl Diaries... a blog topic popped into my head last night and I was going to post it on my own blog, but now seeing this topic it would actually be great for this series!

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  2. I love this... I struggle with being negative about singleness too!

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