by Elect Lady Prophetess Antoinette N. Davis
The longer I live the more I realize the powerful connection that exists between our thoughts and our words. I honestly believe that this connection is one of the most important things we can learn in our lives.

Our words are a direct result of our thoughts. So many people’s problems are rooted in their way of thinking, which actually produces the problems they experience. A negative mind produces a negative mouth and, consequently, a negative life. We’re all tempted to think negatively, but we don’t have to give in to the temptation. We need to be able to identify what types of thinking and speaking are life-giving and what types aren’t.

Because I allowed many years of negative thinking and speaking in my life, I became an extremely negative, sour person. My philosophy became if you don’t expect anything good to happen, then you won’t be disappointed when it doesn’t. Have you ever felt that way? Because I had encountered so many disappointments, I was afraid to believe that anything good could happen to me. I had developed a terribly negative outlook on everything.

If I had continued to believe those lies about never getting over my past, I never would’ve gotten over my past! With God’s help I was reminded that my past didn’t have to control my future. I didn’t need God’s help in my life to give up; I needed His help to keep going!

I finally found out how important it was for me to come to grips with the fact that my life would not get straightened out until my mouth did…and since the two are linked, my mouth wasn’t going to get straightened out until my mind did.

We have to choose to think and speak positively. It doesn’t come naturally—it takes a lot of practice. There will be days when you have setbacks, but just get back up, dust yourself off, and start again. When a baby is learning to walk, he falls many, many times before he gains the confidence to walk. Failing from time to time—which you will do—doesn’t mean you’re a failure. It simply means that you don’t do everything right all the time—and neither does anyone else.

If you’ve been consumed with negative thinking and speaking, the pathway to your freedom begins when you face the problem without making excuses for it. Be patient with yourself. As you change your thinking, your words will change and so will your life!

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