Who I'm, Proven
All through the day the power of “I am” is at work. We make a mistake and out of our mouth tumbles, “I am so clumsy.” We look in the mirror; shake our head, and say, “I am so old.” We see somebody who we think is more talented and whisper under our breath, “I am so average.” We get caught in traffic and grump, “I am so unlucky.” Many times we wield the power of “I am” against ourselves.
We don’t realize how it’s affecting our future.
Here’s the principle.
Whatever follows the “I am” will eventually find you.
When you say, “I am so clumsy (awkward, inelegant),” clumsiness comes looking for you. “I am so old.” Wrinkles come looking for you. “I am so overweight.” Calories come looking for you. It’s as though you’re inviting them. Whatever you follow the “I am” with, you’re handing it an invitation, opening the door, and giving it permission to be in your life.
You have option to choose what follows the “I am.”
When you go through the day saying, “I am blessed,” blessings come looking for you. “I am talented.” Talent comes looking for you. You may not feel up to par (as good as what was expected, required, or demanded; satisfactory or adequate), but when you say, “I am healthy,” health starts heading your way. “I am strong.” Strength starts tracking you down. You’re inviting those things into your life.
That’s why you have to be careful what follows the “I am.” Don’t ever say, “I am so unlucky. I never get any good breaks.” You’re inviting disappointments. “I am so broke. I am so in debt.” You are inviting struggle. You’re inviting lack.
You need to send out some new invitations. Get up in the morning and invite good things into your life. “I am blessed. I am strong. I am talented. I am wise. I am disciplined. I am focused. I am prosperous.”
When you talk like that, talent gets summoned by Almighty: “Go find that person.” Health, strength, abundance, and discipline start heading your way.
But how many of us, when we get up in the morning, look in the mirror and the first thing we say is, “I am so old. I am so wrinkled. I am so worn out.” You are inviting oldness. You’re inviting fatigue.
Do us all a favor; stop inviting that. Dare to say, “I am young. I am energetic. I am vibrant. I am radiant. I am fresh. I am wonderfully made.” That’s one of the best anti-aging treatments you could ever take, and it costs you nothing!
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