Have you noticed people seem to get irritated when you speak positive words about your life? I have. People look at me funny at times; but I choose not to focus on that. I’m working on something!
When others get aggravated by your faith talk, chances are they don’t think the same, or wouldn’t dare speak that way. I always say, no Word, no faith. As a matter of fact, negative thinking and speaking seems to be the norm according to the world. To non-believers, thinking and speaking faith seems abnormal.
Across the spectrum people have different ways of thinking. Some people may hear you say, I’m so blessed and God always gives me victory!, and they do not understand why you’re speaking faith—filled words. Honestly, I can understand why someone might have a hard time comprehending how a person can literally change their lives with their words. However, if you continue speaking faith—filled words, they’ll understand, especially once they see the results in your life.
Change starts with your thinking and speaking. These are fundamental steps that will ultimately change your life. For example, if you’re going through a financial challenge, find a scripture to meditate on and speak it to build your faith. You can say, Lord I thank you that you always cause me to triumph in Christ. I thank you Father that I already have the victory in this situation. Wealth and riches are continually in my house!
When I was a therapist working in a clinic helping people, I also used to think negatively. I became so depressed that one day I found myself sitting in my garage trying to figure out how to commit suicide and still go to Heaven! That’s when I realized I had to change my negative mindset. I started reading and studying the Word, and over a period of time, my mind was made new. Since then, I’ve come a long way as a result of right thinking!
Oral Roberts said he uses his faith like a carpenter uses his tools, and I thought, how do you do that? This is how! You take a scripture from the Bible, for instance 3 John 1:2, and think about it over and over. Say it out loud: I will prosper as my soul prospers. Think about the meaning and significance of it. This type of meditation produces the right kind of thinking. Use the scripture in your everyday speech, then you’ll notice your faith building. It releases your faith into the spiritual realm. When unwavering faith enters the spiritual atmosphere, God is pleased and Heaven stands at attention. The angels are ready to carry out the orders you’ve spoken according to God’s Word. Before you know it, the scripture you’re saying will be evident in your life.
It doesn’t matter what people think or say about you. You’re working on something! And one day, they may begin to follow your example, because they’ll begin to notice that you always have what you say!
by Dr. Creflo A. Dollar