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Faith is a powerful force. It’s a quality that lives in us and is expressed through the way we live and the words we speak. It’s something that needs to be nurtured and grown within us.
Speaking words of faith are one way to increase faith and put it to work. The Bible teaches us this principle in many places. One is found in 2 Corinthians 4:13 (NIV) “It is written, ‘I believed; therefore I have spoken.’ Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak …”
You can’t divorce faith in the heart from words in the mouth. They go together.
This week we’re looking at five faith declarations that will change your life. Believing and declaring them will set you free to experience the life God wants you to experience, and more importantly, to be the person God wants you to be.
Today’s declaration is: My pain is not going to restrict the development of my potential!
You are full of potential. Most people never come close to reaching the heights of possibilities in their lives. For many different reasons, we often settle for a life that is much more limited than God desires.
One of the reasons we fall short of potential is pain. Internal, emotional pain can put a cap on our growth. It can take over and dominate us, dictating our limitations.
This was the case of a man during Jesus’ day. For 38 years he had lived in the pain of physical paralysis. His life was severely limited by his disabilities and pain. One day Jesus came along and changed everything for this man. With a simple command, recorded in John 5:8 (NIV) this man’s potential was released. Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.”
Hear Jesus speaking these words to you today and declare, “My pain is not going to restrict the development of my potential!”