Every word you hear influences your behavior. The words you hear mold your beliefs, and your beliefs form your thoughts, and your thoughts dictate your actions. For faith–trust– comes by hearing and by hearing the Word (Romans 10:17).
Negative reports are flying around the globe daily, from the media to our streets, and one cannot help but wonder what is going on. But in all these incidents, there are still positive occurrences. Streamline the words you hear because of the impact they can have on you, for the life of a man is a reflection of his thoughts, or as Proverbs 4:23 puts it, “Guard your heart with all diligence because out of it flows the issues of life.”
So who or whose words do you listen to? Mentees are reflections of their mentors. There are always two voices on the divide to control your thoughts, which are the voice of God and the voice of the devil (Galatians 5:17). As a child of God, the Word of God will become your reality if you constantly feed on them. God’s word is God Himself, so much so that God honors His Word more than His name. And His Word is Spirit and life.
You may be at that point in your life where you are confronted with lots of challenges, and you don’t know what to do. This is not the time to lean on your own understanding. Instead, what does God’s Word say about that situation? Take it as the source of your strength. Don’t allow fear, the opinions of others, or doubts assailing your thoughts to make you disregard God’s Word. It is your bet to victory, and Jesus reinforced this when He said, “Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” (John 5:39).
Consciously choose words that can shape your destiny positively. Let the Word of God be a lamp to your feet and a light unto your path (Psalms 119:105). Hold firm to God’s Word, that is your reassurance.