Friday, April 3, 2009

You are what you let stick to your heart.....

I am a person who needs positive words of's my love language. Over the course of my life, I have let awful words stick to my heart and allowed others to use words to control me. I have let those words stick to my heart and as a result I formed a negative opinion of myself.

You are what you let stick to your heart.

Whenever I look inside, I see those words stuck on my heart like little yellow sticky notes. They determine my choices, my thoughts and the outcome of my life.
You are what you let stick to your heart.

Those sticky notes have said: DUMB, UGLY, UNLOVABLE, MEAN, FEISTY, STUPID, LAZY, WORTHLESS....I could go on and on.

You are what you let stick to your heart.

Because of God's truths, my deep soul searching and the love of a wonderful man, those sticky notes now say: FUNNY, SMART, SWEET, LOVING, KIND, GENEROUS, HAPPY, LOVABLE, BEAUTIFUL, ENDEARING....and a thousand more.

You are what you let stick to your heart.

Never again will the wrong words get stuck to my heart...they just aren't sticky enough anymore.

" heart and my flesh cry out for the living God." ~ Psalm 84:2

JC is my BFF....!


Sunshine said...

I love you and everything about you. My love language is "Acts of Service" so I do things for people to show my love. But I'm also pretty verbal because I don't think I heard "I love you" enough growing up and I know people DO need to hear it.

So, hear these words to stick to your heart - I LOVE YOU BECKI!

Frisbies Forever said...

Feisty isn't so bad...I think it mimics mine which I have been called Sparky. I changed the meaning to me that I am willing to stand up for what I believe in regardless of others opinions. I think feisty is a positive thing as long as your not looking for an argument. I agree with all the other things you listed, you really are that wonderful. I am grateful you have learned to let all the other stickies fall. How did you do that? I still struggle with that more often than I would like to admit.

Billy Coffey said...

Positive words mean a lot to me, too. This post speaks much about the power we have with language, written or spoken. Just as our sticky notes should speak of God's love and grace, so should the things we say. Both to others and ourselves.

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words can break our hearts.