"The things that we repeat over and over again in life sentences that set our lives on a particular course, and cause us to bring about in our lives, literally, is what we are saying" ~ Keith Craft
We're diving into "Your Divine Fingerprint" by Pastor Keith Craft. Today, we're going to talk about your "Life Sentences"...
I've been going through different books for almost two years to help you with your mindset, and to help you understand the power of your words, your environment, and reading. If you're here for fat loss, to create systems and habits, to feel better, and to work on your health and fitness, all of that is great.
But I realized a couple of years ago, that not enough people were working on self-awareness and reading books. When you have awareness around your mindset, environments, past things that have happened, and your habits, all of those things play a part in your fat loss.
So this book is about your divine fingerprint, or what makes you, you. Your greatness, your talents, your gifts, and what you have to offer the world.
LIFE SENTENCES (Chapter 8)
The author goes back to the power of words or sentences that you're speaking over your life. As I was reading through the book, I was trying to think of sentences that might not be true just because other people have said them.
Have you realized the power of your words?
Jim Carrey, before he became famous, would stand outside his door and he would look over the city, stretch his arms out and say, "Everybody wants to work with me, I'm a really good actor. I have all kinds of great movie offers"... He would just say these sentences over and over again. He told himself these phrases before he actually had those happen to him.
Do any of you speak over your life in the morning?
Do you get up in the morning, look in the mirror, and tell yourself the things that you want to see in your life?
This is what I have said over my hair for years. It was the year 2018, we lived in Florida and it was very peaceful. We had an incredible year of traveling and living by the ocean. My husband took a job that was only going to be for three to six months and it ended up being two years.
In those two years, I didn't realize, but it was just a stressful time and I was losing a ton of hair. I didn't realize that stress causes your body to react in lots of different ways. For me, my hair was falling out. So there are a lot of things that we worked on, and one of them was the power of my words.
Do you ever find yourself saying things like...
I'm always going to be this way?
It's always going to be like this?
I was born like this?
I've read enough books, done enough self-development, and have enough positive mindset. After we moved away from that situation, I started speaking over my hair and I upped my protein because most women do not have enough protein.
So for two years, every day, I would wash and comb my hair. Anytime I did something with my hair, I would say, "Lord, thank you for my long, thick, strong, healthy hair". I would comb it and speak over it. And it went from clumps of hair falling out to long, thick, strong, and healthy hair.
I would challenge you to pay attention to the things that you always say. It might seem weird, but I seriously did it. If my family walked into my room and I was in the shower, they probably would hear me say, "Thank you for my long, thick, healthy hair on my head". I would say it over and over again.
"When we envision what is possible in our lives, and put that into words and thoughts, those words and thoughts, create powerful messages that make real change and take place in our lives".
"The things that we repeat over and over again in life sentences that set our lives on a particular course, and cause us to bring about in our lives, literally, is what we are saying"
You should see if you can finish these sentences. Oftentimes people can just fill these in because we've heard them enough in society and environments in our life...
You will never amount to____________.
(Instead of saying that, you should change it to, "I am who God says I am")
Ugh! I can't win for______________.
(Instead of saying that, you should change it to, No! God made me a winner).
If it's too good to be ______________, it probably is.
These are common phrases that we might hear people say in life. And then he changes all these to become a positive outlook. I sat in my chair this morning reading that and I was trying to think of things that I say that are actually trash over my life, and I really couldn't think of something.
All of us say things that we've heard over and over again, so I want to challenge you as you're going through your day not only to pay attention to the words but the phrases that we commonly say because they're spoken just nonchalantly. It's really going to be another awareness activity and paying attention to what other people say.
"Truth or Trash"
The grass is always greener for those who are willing to plant seeds for where they want to go. Or the grass is greener where you water it.
Do I want that in my life?
Do I really want to be speaking that?
Do I really believe that?
Most likely No! Two of our girls have been getting a sermon ready for church, they want to speak at their Sunday school class. And so one is talking about the power of your words... She's starting her sermon with the phrase, "Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you".
How many lies do we allow spoken over us? Your words do bring life or death. All of this is awareness because even if you don't like some things to happen, it's happening because you're speaking it, believing it, and allowing it.
If you just spew your mouth with positive words, and phrases over yourself, your family, and your kids and let other people do the same to you. It would be interesting to see how many of those things came true. You get what you look for you give you get what you speak.
4 LIFE LESSONS
The proof of what you believe will be evidenced by how you think, be and do your life.
People will not believe in you if you don't believe in yourself.
You will not believe in yourself if you do not live what you believe to be true.
For you to achieve anything great, you must align your life with people who believe in you.
I agree! So whether you need awareness about your words, your sentence, or speaking over yourself. The books that you read and the people that you surround yourself with are super important. There are so many things that you are called to do, and there's greatness inside of you. There are also things that you should be going after but people have spoken lies over you, and you'd started to believe, but are not true.
The Keto Mom page isn't just here to give you recipes. It's here to encourage you in all aspects of your life. And whether it's focusing on relationships, spiritual goals, mental goals, or finances, there are so many things that play a factor in your health.
People sometimes don't realize the power of the environment, people stress, and not sleeping well, all play a factor in your life. So, you've got to make a pivot if it's not working for you, or if it's not a place that you want to be. Sometimes, there are people in your life that you need to remove.
"Life comes in words. Speaking positive words, into your business, into your marriage, into your children, into your job, into your sphere, and atmosphere will result in an elevated outcome or the opposite".
"As you assess your thoughts, your words, your sentences, and your attitudes about various aspects of your life, you are discovering foundational issues that keep you from where you want to go. As you discover the foundational issues through your personal assessment, you are more prepared to address those thoughts, those words, those sentences, and attitudes".
It's all an awareness. Whether you grab the book or don't, just listening to certain people would help. All I often do is hear a phrase, a sentence, or a story and that's enough for me to make a change or have an awareness of changing some things in my life if I want different results.
"Progress yourself by developing your 1% factor through understanding the discovery process of where you were, and what kept you back from implementing the new development plan to deploy your greatness".
You need to make a pivot, change your thinking, and change your habits. It's not overnight. All of this is a process of leading yourself and doing the things that you know, you're called to do.
Why don't just believe that you can do things?
Get rid of the negative and implement the positive. Take action consistently every day, and you will see a different you, at the end of the year. It's not overnight. It's a part of your mindset and changing your words.
So, all right! That's for this chapter, you can always continue to tune in here. We'll wrap up this book here probably by next week. I will keep you posted on that.
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