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Getting the Wind Knocked Out of You

Fighting against the wind

The winds are thrashing outside as I write this to you, hauling bits of trash into the air where they soar like song birds.

Have you ever noticed how the wind can make things look alive? In the same way, there is a wind that comes with our speech, and it’s helpful to pay attention to it. Think about it, God created the whole world and universe with His words. (Gen. 1)

You’ve already heard this verse, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue,” (Pr.18:21) right? How we use our voice has a great bearing on things. Even science reveals truths along these lines today.

So, a few days ago, I was in a fierce pep talk with a ministry colleague. They were overwhelmed in a leadership crisis. Suddenly I blurted out, “You need to change your self talk!”

Don’t you love it when the Wonderful Counselor releases wisdom?

I went on to tell my colleague, “You can say ‘this is a lot’ but you CAN’T say ‘this is too much.’ 

And also, “When you say ‘this is a lot’ you should also add these words to it, ‘I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.’ ” (Phil. 4:13)

Changing your self talk, your secret dialogue, that stuff you say inside, is a game changer.

Because when we speak truth, we experience freedom. Getting this right is not only important for ourselves and those around us, but it makes us more fit for our divine destiny.

As Dr. Wesley Duewel says, “Intercession is your supreme service while on earth.” If ever there was a time for the Body of Christ to get fired up and fit for prayer, it’s now.

The Lord has appointments for you that will impact eternity. Let Him shift a few things in your self talk. Tie up your shoe laces and get ready to run. Amen?

In His love and mine,


Kathleen Dillard

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