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Speak Faith into Your Future
By Joel Osteen - Oct 11, 2010
A couple of years ago after service, I talked to gentleman who had lost 150 pounds. He looked fantastic and was beaming with joy! He seemed like a different person. I asked him how he did it, and he explained that when he was growing up he had a very defeated mindset. For years he would go around saying, "I'll never lose this weight. Everybody in my family is overweight. I'm not disciplined. I'm not focused. I just don't have what it takes."

Those negative words created the wrong image on the inside of him. He saw himself as a failure. One day, he heard me talking about speaking victory over your life, and he took it to heart. Every morning and all through the day, he would declare, "I weigh what I should weigh. I'm thin. I'm healthy. I'm disciplined. I'm focused. I have what it takes." When he first started saying those things, none of it was true. But he understood that he was establishing his life with his words. He was prophesying his future. He was sending his words out in the direction he wanted his life to go. No, it didn't happen overnight, but little by little he became exactly what he had been declaring.

My question today is, "Are you sending your words out in the direction you want your life to go? Are you speaking defeat or victory into your future?" Remember, your life is moving toward whatever you are constantly saying. When you speak words of faith and victory into your future, that's what will be waiting for you when you arrive!

"It is written: 'I believed; therefore I have spoken.' With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak" (2 Corinthians 4:13, NIV).
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