“No Mumbling March” – Who’s brave enough to sign up? It’s not for the weak. But it’s worth it! Our lives do follow our words. Speak life and love? You will experience love, peace and joy. Speak Negative, mean and hurtful? You will experience drama, miserable, lonely and tired. The wealthiest person to the poorest can be either truly joyful, or truly miserable. True joy and peace comes from the Lord and is a state of mind and heart, not bank account or material possessions.
I still remember the day 5 or so years ago I decided I would only speak life and love. That I would stop the worrying, self-pity, whining & complaining that was never of any value to anyone, ever. I was stuck in traffic shortly after making that decision. Because I had learned over time that misery loves company, sadly my first response was to pick up my phone and start to post “Ugh!! Stuck in traffic on 275 Again!” With the added bonus of a picture of all the red tail lights. But I heard in that moment, that soft voice, “No Kris. Not even that. Instead? Pray for the person in the accident ahead. Be grateful it’s not you.” It was time to stop hanging with the “miserable crowd”. I put the phone down and didn’t post it. I prayed for those involved in the accident. And I felt a bit of freedom right there in that moment.
Once I made the conscious decision to only speak life? My life started to change. I not only quit mumbling, I started declaring victory. I started looking in the mirror in the morning and saying “Today WILL be a good day!” Oh that’s easy to do on the good days, but what about the days it’s pouring rain and there’s not enough money in the bank? Those days are a little harder. Yet? It’s what we need to do. And we need to start every day thanking God for all he’s given us, no matter what we’re thinking about that we don’t have.
Do I still have bad days? Of course. We all do. We all have trials and tests. The difference? We can face them like a victim or a victor. I choose to speak like the victory is already on the way, I just haven’t seen it yet. Think about being a parent. What if you’ve given your child everything you could and they look at you and complain it isn’t enough? Or it wasn’t provided soon enough for their liking? Or maybe not color they desired. How do you feel? You feel hurt, angry and like they are ungrateful. In the midst of that mumbling you have no desire to bless them with more if they don’t appreciate what they have been given. But how does it feel, when out of the blue, your child says “I love you! Thank you for always providing for me.” You want to give them the world! If we are made in the image of God – don’t you think he’s likely the same way?!? He gave us the ultimate gift. He gave his only son to save us from our sins. Would you give your only son? We always have that to be thankful for.
This truth is found in scripture:
Proverbs 18:21 – Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Matthew 12:37 – For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Proverbs 13:3 – He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: [but] he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
Can you do it?? Are you strong enough? Comment with your name and declare you will participate in “No Mumbling March”. I promise, try it for just 31 days and watch your life start to change. What do you have to lose?
Be blessed my friends –