We all have a story, and the pages of our lives are intricately woven with all the details. I’ve heard people say, “I’m just speaking my truth” on many occasions. Heck, I’ve even said it before. However, what does “my truth” really mean? Where have we derived this truth from? I know what you’re saying! These are good questions right?
Let’s dig deeper. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: … John 14:6 KJV Now, keep in mind here that the “him” that Jesus was speaking of was Thomas. However, we also know that Jesus’ reply to Thomas is for you and I today. Got it? Of course you do! If Jesus is indeed the truth, then wouldn’t it stand to reason that the confession of our truth should line up with who Jesus is? Shouldn’t it line up with what Jesus has said about us? Based on this revelation, I believe that if the truth we speak doesn’t meet the two previous requirements; what we are speaking is either merely facts, or lies! Is it not?
With the previous revelation, that means for me that the TRUTH is and always has been, I belong to God! I have victory in this life through Jesus Christ. The promises of God in my life are indeed yea and amen. The blessing of the Lord makes me truly rich and adds no sorrow. So forth and so on! This is me speaking my truth! The word of God is my source, and it is this spoken truth that I choose to give life. I love the word of God! Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Proverbs 18:21
It is so important that we understand that our words, speaking our truth, should not cause death in our lives. Nor, should it cause death in the lives of others! We must be conscious of the truth we speak concerning others as well, because what you are saying about them may be harming them. You may be saying that someone else will never be able to get a college degree. Seemingly due the fact, that you witnessed them not apply themselves in high school. Oh, but the truth of the matter is that they can do all things through Christ who gives them strength. That’s what scripture says! I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13 KJV
I know this to be a truth! My story is just a little different. I very much so applied myself in high school. I went off to college after high school, and didn’t even complete the first semester. Yes, you read that correctly! When my dad brought me home, one of my siblings began to tease me and tell me that I would never be anything. This was a lie, and I refused to believe it! It was a fact that I chose to come back home, but the truth was that I would later have three degrees under my belt. How? It was the through Christ who strengthened me!
Perhaps you’re sick and the fact is that even doctors have run out of solutions. Don’t let that be the truth you speak, because I have great news for you! The Healer is still more than able to heal you! According to the word of God, the truth really is, But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 NKJV
So, what are you speaking? Find out what Jesus says about it and speak that. Learn not to accept the lies, acknowledge the facts, and dwell on the truth!
by Denia Davis