Living With Intention in 5775: Week 17

I have to be honest, I am in a complete funk this week, BUT we still have a challenge. This week we will be focusing on positive words again. Why?, you may be asking.

The King of the Universe, spoke this world into existence. Words are extremely powerful. Perhaps the most powerful are the words we speak to ourselves. The power of self-talk can either have a positive impact or a detrimental impact on our lives. This week we want to focus on positive self-talk and also focusing on our good points.

Most of the time we take for granted that we have awakened to one more day of life, but each morning we awake is truly a miraculous affirmation that G-d is not done with us and that we have an important role to play in the creation. We can choose daily to see our existence as random and meaningless or we can rise with purpose and look for ways to be a blessing.

So, with all that in mind, I would like for you, my dear readers to think about your good points. We all have them, so don’t try to weedle out of this! If we are bogged down with negative self-talk, it might be a little hard at first. A friend went through old cards and letters to help her think of her good points. She also tried to recall recent compliments she received from family and friends. Those closest to you know you sometimes better than you know yourself, so consider what they say and cherish them!

I leave you with this final thought to ponder for the week. We all may fall short of the glory of G-d, but we have been created in His image with the spirit of G-d having been breathed into our nostrils. We are precious to Him and He has a special job for each of us to do. We need to stop focusing on and worrying about our shortcomings, feeling paralyzed by fear of never conquering them and begin recognizing that G-d can transform even our worst flaws into beautiful gems of worth. It’s time to fix our eyes on truth.

“do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to G-d. And the peace of G-d, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Messiah Yeshua.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the G-d of peace will be with you.” Phillipians 4:6-9


Shalom and blessings for a good week!