I’m sharing a St. Teresa of Calcutta quote that I don’t often see. This one challenges us on our thoughts and words…I take the challenge further. You could say I draw a line in the sand on this one–not only how we speak, but what we listen to.
Right now I’m in a season of three songs in particular on repeat: Born for This by Mandisa, It is Well with My Soul by Kristene DiMarco & Bethel Music, and Even If by Mercy Me. I liked how the three of them wove together for the title of this post.
It’s important to pay attention to what we say to others, but it’s equally important to pay attention to what we say to ourselves, lest we give others a reason to call us a hypocrite.
We’ve considered before what the Bible says about our thoughts. We talked about how we are in control of our thought life. We may not be in control of whatever pops into our head, but we are in control of what we do with that thought. We can dismiss it, consider it and maybe even speak it. And what we speak to ourselves, about ourselves, become our daily affirmations. I’m going to show you where you can find some great positive affirmations.
Tommy Newberry lists Three Laws of Emotional Strength: the Law of Attention, the Law of Exchange and the Law of Reversibility. In this post I look at the Law of Attention.