This is the second blog on the series of “10 Major Hurdles We Need to Overcome to Have a Winner’s Mentality.”
I want you to visualize the alignment of your heart, your mind and your mouth. This is perhaps one of the most important actions that need to take place in an individual for either success or failure in life. Scripture tells us that as a man thinks (his mind) in his heart, so is he. King Solomon who had a worldwide reputation as the wisest man in the world said the following:
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” —Proverbs18:21
Notice what this verse doesn’t say. It does not say what happens to those who don’t love its fruit. But it is obvious that death, which is the opposite, will occur for those who don’t pay attention to what they say. We decide with our confession what we would like to have, life or death. I would advise you to pay attention to the way you talk, because with your words you are building your future for good or for bad.
I can assure you that if someone would have come alongside the caterpillar as he ranted about not being able to do anything other than being destined to eat green leaves for the rest of his life, and read to him King Solomon’s statement; he would have taken it into consideration and perhaps changed his confession. People perish for lack of knowledge.
Like the caterpillar there are thousands upon thousands of people who daily struggle in the streets of life, not knowing where they are heading, not because they don’t want to know—but rather because they don’t know any better. I have faith in you. I may never know your name, nationality or social status. If and when you read this blog, it causes a bulb to light up in your mind and bring enough clarity to make you realize that the way you talk to yourself can make a difference in your life; then my objective has hit its mark dead-center.
Reject the caterpillar talking that makes you confess, “You are a failure”. Reject the negative talk that says, “You can’t do anything right”. Reject the pessimistic talk that says, “You are destined to die sick, poor and ignored by the world”. I care for you; more than that, Father God loves you and wants you to influence your world with your gifts and talents. Be bold, be strong and begin to change the way you talk, so that your world can change and you may change the world of others. Confess with me; “I was Born to Win!!!”