Do we take time to actually listen to the words we speak? And as we live life are we allowing life to speak louder than truth? When others hear us speak do they hear truth (hope) or do they hear gloom and despair (hopelessness)? It would do us good to consider these questions as we travel this journey of life.
Let’s examine a few sentences we hear quite often to determine if life is speaking louder than truth.
1) “That person gets on my last nerve!” Well, truth says (2 Corinthians 5:17) we are a new creature in Christ and all things are made new. If this be the case, then we should have a brand new nervous system! Right?
2) Question: “How are you doing?” Reply: “It’s been rough but I’m still hanging in there!” Does this reply insinuate that we are doing only as good as life is treating us? Truth says (Deuteronomy 28:3) we are blessed in the city and blessed in the field. We are (Deuteronomy 28:13) the head and not the tail; and we shall be above and not beneath. Isaiah 54:17 says that no weapon formed against us shall prosper.
3) “The devil has been telling me lies all day!” It is so amazing that truth (John 8:44) says the devil is the father of all lies. Therefore, all we need to do is “flip” what the enemy is saying and what do we have? TRUTH!
Yes, there are times when the facts of life mount up against us and we often feel that we are losing the war. But truth is a constant and truth never wavers while life is constantly changing. As we give voice to truth (God’s Word) with our mouth, then truth (His Word) becomes infused into our fibers. This is a guaranteed way to Never Let Life Speak Louder Than Truth.
Vickie Hodges is a UPCI licensed minister. She has 35 years experience in Early Childhood Education and Brain Development Research. Vickie is the author or LIFE (Living In Freedom EVERYDAY) Recovery Series, Recovery For Damaged Emotions and Unhealed Memories. Vickie is a trainer as well as a seminar/conference speaker and can be reached at VickieHodgesSharingLIFE@gmail.com or 281-489-0055.