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Nov 21, 2017

I Am......Grateful

There are so many words that can be selected to describe a person. Adjectives frequently used reference age, gender, race, political persuasion, social status, and physical characteristics.  There may be references made to a person's character or lifestyle and accomplishments or failures. In some cases the words may reflect a bias or generalization and others may be very specific and descriptive.

You may use particular adjectives when describing those you love, work with, had past relationships with or have recently met. Words like old, young, short, fit, kind, anxious or others may find there way into your description. All too frequently individuals can be painted in a particular light simply from conversations or words spread via the "grapevine". In fact, you paint a picture and describe yourself subconsciously with your dialogue in your own mind.

The words you use to describe yourself and your "I ams" influence the way you live your life. You may, for example, tell yourself "I am smart, loving, beautiful and kind". You could, on the other hand, be saying, "I am unattractive, have no talent and can't succeed'. You really are what you think you are, so choose your "I ams" very carefully! 

If you are being critical or negative with your thoughts about exactly who you are, begin today with changing that dialogue. Start with filling your mind with a list that competes this "I Am"....I Am Grateful. List all the things you are grateful for and follow that with reminding yourself of the I Ams God believes about you:

I am a friend of Jesus Christ. 
No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I call you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 
John 15:15

I am a work of art. For you are God's masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared in advance for you to do. Ephesians 2:10

I am powerful. For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self control.   2 Timothy 1-7
I am a radiator of  light.“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14
I am the salt of the earth. “You are the salt of the earth.” Matthew 5:13
I am grateful!!!
Happy Thanksgiving From The Daily Journey

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