Brenda Kidd Houston, TX, United States
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen… (Hebrews 11:1)
I believe we all have faith and expectancy, but we do not all have the same kind of faith and expectancy. Some have an assurance that good things will come their way and, without wavering, prepare for the good things to actually come and are not surprised when they do. The same happens on the negative end of the scale. There is the assurance that nothing will ever go right, everything is a fight, and the final end will only be attained by much warfare.
Whether positive or negative, this is not something that happens in a vacuum. It is the result of what was imprinted into the heart and mind of a person in their formulative years. But, even if a person has had a lifetime of negative pronouncements regarding them, they do not have to take up residence on the street called “Doom, Gloom & Despair”. Any trend can be reversed. If you have a glass that is filled with dirt and you turn it over and pour the dirt out of it, then fill it with water to drink, you’re still drinking dirty water. But if you turn the faucet on without even turning the glass over to pour the dirt out, the intensity and consistency of the clean water going into the glass will eventually push out all of the dirt from the glass and you will be able to drink clean water.
So whether you were ingrained with positive thoughts that taught you to expect to succeed at anything/everything you try or negative thoughts that labeled you as a failure in whatever you tried, the fresh, clean waters of spoken-word affirmations can and will refresh and enhance on the one hand and replace what is putrid and deadly on the other. We must learn to speak life, not death; positives, not negatives; successes, not failures on ourselves and others. We can be faucets for one another, pouring into each other clean, fresh waters of affirmations and faith. No one is left to do it alone.
Brenda Kidd, Houston Texas