Destructive and false self-declarations are holding you back. You know the kind... the voices in your head that repeat lies from the past, lies you've been told by abusive people, and lies you've heard from the devil himself. The truth of the lie is that it seeks to kill, steal and destroy. Perhaps you've tried over and over again to rid your mind of the voices and come to the end of yourself exhausted and frustrated. You don't have to stay there. There is a way to change it all. How?
Declaring the Word of God over your life. Constantly. Regularly. Passionately. Joyfully. Trustingly. Faithfully.
This isn't about positive thinking although we're told in the scriptures to meditate on good, lovely, admirable, praiseworthy things. This isn't about "name-it-and-claim-it" theology where you speak a "prediction" then just believe it will happen. This is about the power of the living Word of God - a Word that is Spirit and Life - being spoken over your life, and like a jack-hammer, it blasts the old foundations to pieces and replaces them with truth. God's truth. Truth that will feed you and guide you. Over time, your mind will recall what it is constantly fed. What are you feeding your mind?
Here's eight truths about what the Word IS and what the Word DOES:
You can fill your mind with self-help books, psychotherapy, and other counseling aides, but the Truth of the Eternal, Living Word of God is the only thing that will cleanse your mind and eradicate the old lies.
But You Must Use Your Voice...
This declaration must be verbal. Why? Because things you verbalize reflect what is in the storehouse of your heart. And the things that get stored the most deeply in your heart are things you verbalize. For this reason, the Bible teaches us in Revelation 12:11 NIV: "They overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death."
Dear friends, you must learn to declare... verbally declare the Word of God over your life if that chains will be broken. You may have had thousands pray over you, speak words over you, believe for you... but this is something you must take responsibility for. The words you declare have power, and there is no more powerful Word in the universe than the Word of God.
Here is a document I have compiled that can be used to help you in this process. You must learn to declare the biblical opposite to what you are struggling with. If you are weak, you must declare strength ... etc. May you be blessed and gloriously set free as you declare the Word over your own life.
Brett Heintzman is passionate about the spiritual formation of God's people. These writings are designed to draw us close to God and to help us live out of the riches of His presence. It's all about being in the world but not of the world.