Every time I failed or missed the mark, I would hit myself in the head repeating the same words over and over again. At the age of 26, while tearing myself down and repeatedly chanting, “I am stupid,” I had a realization that maybe I was not stupid after all. In fact, I was a CPA working for the largest public accounting firm in the world–a firm known for hiring only the best and brightest people. This realization that I wasn’t speaking truth over myself, coupled with the understanding of who God says I am, led me on a journey to healing and life.
You see, as a child, I was called “stupid” for so long that I began to repeat it. The words “I am” are two of the most powerful words ever spoken. I was eventually branded by the phrase “I am stupid.” That small phrase literally became who I was and how I viewed myself.
The Bible says you have the same spirit that raised Jesus from the dead living inside of you! If that same power of Jesus lives in you, than “I am” should also be two of the most powerful words you speak. The statements you speak over yourself are either killing or encouraging you. You must look through God’s eyes to see who you are!
Look at what happened in the book of John when Jesus Himself said the words “I am.”
Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, “Who is it you want?” “Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “I am he,” Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.) When Jesus said, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground. John 18:4-6 NIV
When you hear yourself speaking about who you are, what do you hear yourself say? Are the words you speak to yourself a reflection of who God says you are? Change your thoughts by renewing your mind with God’s thoughts of you! Speak life over yourself by only speaking truth.