We all have heard about “speaking a thing/idea into existence.” As we say in the baptist faith – claim it. This is an idea I struggle with in my life and I’m sure I’m not alone. Sometimes the things we believe in our hearts are NOT the things we speak out of our mouths. Correcting this counterproductive behavior is paramount, now.
Within this month alone, I have spoken some things in pure honesty. Ideas that I have been harboring on the inside have been given life. As I come to some resolve on the path of my life and the things I want. The main ideas that have swirled around more than any other are of marriage and having another child.
During my younger more immature stage of life, I confessed an idea that I would never get married to everyone that asked me the question. This even included my father. I believed if I was everything that my suitors requested me to be it would happen. However, relationship after relationship ended with wet pillows and heartbreak. Then I decided this is NEVER going to happen for me. This was my defense mechanism to people’s continuous questions about when and why regarding my marital status. Then there’s that ‘do you want another child’ question. My answer has remained the same – NO. The truth of this is of course I do but at what risk am I going to make that happen. I refuse to have another baby out of wedlock. I know it’s the “in thing” but I’m not with it. Over the next couple months, I’ll dig deeper into this and settle on my final answer.
Oprah expresses the importance of speaking your belief, not unauthentic ideas because words have power. The things we say are believed by ourselves and those listening. If you speak a falsehood, you’re the first to believe it. Don’t lie or limit the possibilities of yourself. Sometimes our fear of rejection and being let down take a crippling hold on us. In these cases, a majority of us lean more on the pessimistic side of things.
Moral of this quote: Speak your beliefs in truth and don’t limit them.