The word of God says in Luke 6:45 (NKJV) “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks”. There is a connection between what is in our heart and our mind. I remember listening to a sermon that stated that our mind is like a joint that connects our body and spirit together. If our mind is filled with angst, doubt, and fear, it impacts how our body responds to situations.
How many of you reading this article are familiar with the term “flight, fight, or freeze?” These are all natural responses our bodies engage in based on what is communicated from our mind. In order to change our heart we have to change our mindset. In order to change our mindset, we have to speak life—good things, into our hearts.
Am I saying that there won’t be times when our mental health will not be impacted? Absolutely not as we’re only human and we have real emotions. However, what I am saying is that when we find ourselves on shaky ground and ready to throw in the towel, we deserve to give ourselves one more shot to SPEAK life into our heart. We have to fight for our mental sanity everyday and the only way to do this is to SPEAK. Speak the Word daily. Speak positive affirmations daily. Even when it hurts speak life into your being as you are worth it.