Words have power. They can create and destroy life. They can cause happiness and depression. Words can create wealth or destroy it. They can build a reputation or ruin it. In fact, everything that has ever been created or invented by humans started with a word. The world is more powerful than we can ever imagine.
Below are 5 words that will change your life, if you pay attention to how you use those words.
- The word you choose to receive.
- The word you choose to dwell on or think about.
- The word you choose to believe.
- The word you choose to speak.
- The word you choose to do or act on.
The 5 Words That Will Change Your Life
1.The word you choose to receive
The word will come at you from many different sources, but you have the power to choose what you take in. What you choose to receive changes your life. Just because you think of something doesn’t mean it’s true. Just because someone says something doesn’t mean it’s true, even if this person is very smart or important. Don’t receive everything that is thrown at you, even if it’s thrown at you by you! Instead, test everything; receive what is good and reject what is bad. You have the voice of truth deep within you. Amplify it, create core values for your life that help you to live in accordance with that truth. Then test every word that comes at you by that standard of truth. Be careful not to take things personally.
2. The word you choose to dwell on or think about
The word you dwell on or think about will take root in your life. It becomes the seed that grows in the soil of your heart. Let things go. Fix your thoughts on what is true, good, and right. Fill your minds and meditate on things that are pure, lovely, reputable, gracious, and noble. Dwell on the best in others; things to praise, not things to curse.
3. The word you choose to believe
The word you believe will determine the quality and extent of your life. Be careful what you believe. Believe only what is true. Don’t believe assumptions. Neither should you make them or act on them.
4. The word you choose to speak
The word you speak should be pure and blameless. It should be spotless. Your word should be your wand.
5. The word you choose to do or act on
The word you choose to act on will determine the fruits you reap. The counsel you follow will determine the level of your success. The instructions you choose to obey will determine how your life unravels. That is the impact of the word you choose to do. Always do what is true and good. Always do your greatest work. Always work as if someone, like God, were watching you and expected you to give your best effort all the time. I love what the famous coach, John Wooden, said about success, “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”
If you pay attention to these 5 words, they will give you a life better than anything you can ever think or imagine.