Kimberism: "Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of. "Jonathan Swift Did your mom ever say to you, “If you don’t have something good to say keep your thoughts to yourself?" That phrase was frequently repeated when my kids were small. When ever they criticized someone or something I required them to find five good things to say about the person, or thing.
Although this practice is a useful disciple, how often do we speak judgmental things over ourselves, or allow others to speak harmful things over us?
Many women give their power away by giving preference to others opinions or interpretations above their own. When ever we allow other interpretations to set the standard for how we view ourselves we open the door for falsehood to be spoken over our lives.
We give power away when measuring ourselves with external perceptions. Clearly words have the ability to build up or tear down. They can be greatly beneficial, or rob us of our gold.
What are you speaking, or allowing to be spoken over your life? If you believe you were made with undeniable value and intrinsic beauty you will not allow your value to be stolen.
What is the remedy? When you are tempted to think or speak critically over your life, or receive someone else's negative assessment, train yourself to sift through the brass to find the true gold in every situation.
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