WINNING THE WORD GAME
Chances are you have played or at least heard about the word game, Scrabble at some point in your life. The goal of the game is to create high point value words using the letters you draw. Since each letter is assigned a numeric point value you don’t want to create words on a whim, rather you want to be selective and choice only those words that will render you the highest score.
In real life, the words you speak also have value and with every word you speak, you participate in the word game. Depending on your choice of words, you score either high or low. When you make statements like “I am just …” followed by pessimistic and depressing words you are placing limits on yourself. This type of behavior can have a negative impact on you state of mind and keep you from living a full and prosperous life.
LEARNING HOW TO WIN
However, you can stack the odds in your favor and increase the value of the words you speak and the quality of your life when you:
1. Ask God for help
2. Take ownership of the words you speak
3. Make a commitment to change
4. Act on the knowledge received from the Holy Spirit
Of the four steps, step number one is the most important step. Only in Christ Jesus will you experience sustainable change. When you acknowledge that you cannot do anything exclusive of Him, you open the door to receive revelation from God through the Holy Spirit concerning who you are in Christ. Once you receive wisdom from God, your job is to take action. In the beginning, it might be difficult. Your heart and mind might be in disagreement as your mind replays how it has always been. Don’t be discouraged. God’s Word is unfailing.
Reject the doubt, accept God’s perfect plan for your thought life by faith, and abandon all other negative thoughts and beliefs. As you grow, you will experience positive changes in your speech and behavior. You will begin to see yourself as God sees you –righteous in the image of Christ. With God’s help, you can experience a life free of restraints and distortion when you adopt the vision and plan God has for you. As a child of God, you are created in the image of God in Christ with full power and glory, able to do all that He has charged you to do in His strength.
HIGH POINT VALUE WORDS
Here are some high point value words to get you started:
- I am the righteousness of God in Christ.
- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
- I am a child of God empowered by Holy Spirit to do good.
- I operate in the knowledge and wisdom of God.