You are so stupid! How dumb can you be? Wow, you are so fat! Look at all those zits on your face! As you stare in the mirror and remember those awfully mean words that were spoken over you years ago, you realize they are still staring you straight in the face. Do you find yourself overly compensating those specific areas in your life because you have started to believe all of those toxic words?
Words carry such enormous weight and can impact people for decades. Negative words can damage you if you allow them to. The Bible tells us that reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing (Proverbs 12:18). We can break those toxic words out of our lives by separating the truths from the lies. Try writing all the truths about you on one set of index cards and the negative lies on another set. Look in the mirror and speak those truths over you. Say, “I am beautiful, I am smart!”
Get scriptures that coordinate with what God’s word says about you and speak those things over yourself. For example, Psalm 139:14-16 says, “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them”. When these scriptures are repeated over and over the truth of God’s Word will start to sink deep into your heart which will change you deep within. And those negative index cards; rip them up and rebuke those thoughts because they are not of God. God has great plans for your life. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.