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Mantras: The Power of Thinking, Writing, and Speaking Positive Words

Updated on February 15, 2023
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Jo Anne, founder of Inspired 4 U Publications, is a Christian publisher, coach, writer, poet, and author of several books since 2008.

The Mantra

With great anticipation and expectation, I joined a 30-Day Journaling Challenge called “Write Here, Write Now,” which started on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. So why was I procrastinating when In a few more hours, it will be day #2 of the challenge?

By 9:30 that evening, it was time to get it done and honor my commitment. I had chosen the writing prompt- “Reflect on what the Mantra means to you” for my first journal entry.

The Journal Challenge Mantra was: “The words that I think and speak are powerful. I use them to dig deep, forge ahead and construct my world.”

I felt a shift in my consciousness as I read the mantra and was reminded of why I write and strive to inspire others. Setting aside all distractions, I forged ahead.

The Reflection

The words I think, write, and speak ARE powerful! I know and believe that I am what I think and the power of life and death are in my tongue. (Proverbs 18:21, NIV) "The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit."

The words I think on the inside take form on the outside, so it is important for me to filter every thought and only entertain those that are positive and life affirming to what I want to experience.

(2 Corinthians 10:5, NIV) “5We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

(Philippians 4:8, NIV) “8Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

When my thinking starts stinking and my mood shifts downward, I begin to worship and praise God through song and dance. I read also, but nothing shifts me as instantly and consistently as music and movement. The words I speak can build up or destroy me and others. My choice to encourage others gives me great joy, and I am grateful I learned how to encourage myself years ago.

I am a channel of God’s love on the planet. I use the powerful words I think and speak to lift Him up and convey His message. It starts with me, so I dig deep in reflection and ask God to take charge, clean me up, fill me with more of His Spirit, grant me wisdom, knowledge and understanding, and guide my steps. I listen for instruction to forge ahead and in the power and authority given me by God, I think and speak words of power, decreeing and declaring the construction of my world and the desires of my heart. Thank you, God!

Be Blessed,
Jo Anne Meekins
Inspired 4 U Publications

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2012 Jo Anne Meekins


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