Our Words Have Creative Power
When God created Adam, the Creator taught the created how to create. He said, “Adam, name the animals.” And, whatever Adam named them, that’s what they were called. Today, our words hold the same power, what we name things is what they become.
Here’s an example: a young man, we’ll call him Fred, is offered an opportunity. What does Fred call it? “That’s impossible, it is way too hard. I could never do that!” Another young man, we’ll call him Bob, is offered the exact same opportunity. What does Bob call it? “This is the opportunity I’ve been looking for all my entire life. I must be the luckiest guy on the planet! I can do this!”
Now let’s take this “Name It Principle” into our personal lives, what are you naming your relationships?
Are your kids, “Can’t you ever do anything right?” “How many times do I have to tell you?” “Do you have anything between those ears?” “You’ll never amount to anything.” Or do you name them, “You have amazing potential.” “I can’t believe how bright you are!” “There’s an amazing plan for your life that’s better than anything you can imagine or dream.”
Our words are etching themselves onto the very souls of our kids. Their subconscious minds are gathering up every word and storing it as an impression to filter future information through. The old saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” could not be further from the truth. I don’t know about you, but I can quote verbatim hurtful words that were spoken to me 20 and 30 years ago. It’s not that I sit around and think about them all the time, but I can pull them back up like a stored computer file if I decide to do so. If that’s so, how much more is my subconscious effected? Did you know that 80% of the decisions we make come out of our subconscious mind? Make a conscious decision to think before you speak. Take time to consider the future impact your words may have on your child’s life today, tomorrow, and 20 years from now.
This principle holds true for all our relationships, not just in our parenting. How about your marriage, your job, your finances, what are you naming them? Here’s one to ponder, what do you name yourself? Be careful what you say, you can rest assured you are creating something. Make sure it is what you want. #parenting #leadership