What the heart is filled with
Matthew 12:34 – For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
Make it a task for your day to listen to what you’re saying. What are you speaking about yourself, your life and other people? Your mouth is a window for your heart – do you like what you can see inside?
For a long time, and even occasionally now, I have struggled with self-belief. I considered myself a failure for not doing well enough at school or in my degree. I considered myself a quitter for not pursuing teaching. I considered myself a loser for not being paid to write.
I only realised the depth of my insecurities in the words I was speaking out – “Oh me, I’m trying to be a writer. I’m not employed, no. I wasn’t good enough for teaching. I might write a book one day but probably never will”.
My heart was filled with negative, insecure thoughts about myself and my future.
The thing about being in a relationship with God is that He listens. I prayed for Him to help me fix how I view myself. He placed the right people in the right places, saying the right words to encourage me in what I was doing. In His own way, He filled the void in my heart that lacked confidence.
I’m still not 100% there but we’re getting there together.
What are your words saying about your heart? What do you and God need to work on together? Is it how you speak/feel about other people? Or just one person?
Is it how you speak/feel about Him? Your job? Your appearance?
Pray, and He will answer.