In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it John 1:1-5
In yesterday’s blog I challenged my readers to name their exercise goal. I discussed exercise as a physical activity which we can control in order to help manage anxiety. It really does work- if you do it. I also talked about the need to keep promises to ourselves, and to the extent that we do that, we raise our self-esteem and increase our sense of being the executive of our emotions.
One important component of keeping those promises is to say them out loud. Yes, speak it out loud. Have the intention to say it out loud, and actually hear what you are saying. Of course, this is especially helpful if you say it to another person. Once we do that, it becomes real. It has reached the air outside of us and is now part of existence outside of ourselves.
The Bible says that God “spoke the earth into existence”. His word began the creative process that brought something from nothing. So, the principle here is that we can truly speak things into existence by our intentional decision, followed by the action which it names. We can achieve incredible things by speaking something into existence- that is, letting the world know that this thing is going to happen. We are made in the image of God, to be creative. So, this little creation that we make, this intention to do a certain thing, helps us to fulfill our creative nature.
This is not magic. Indeed, just because we say something does not make it happen. However, if we do not speak it out, and intend to do it, it will never happen. So, be bold and speak your ideas, your intentions, into existence. Accountability obviously helps this, but the courage to speak that action into being is the catalyst to make it happen.
Prayer: We are made by your word and promises. Help us to be part of that creative life to which you have called us, Amen