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  • Writer's picture~Kimberly Oden

As We Think, so Shall we Speak, & as We Speak, so Shall We Become!


“The most important part of an athlete is above his shoulders.”


I recently read that in the book, “Mind Gym”. My son is reading it for a sports psychology class & it’s filled with scientific tidbits that support Biblical Truth.


Sports psychology is considered the science of success. Studies show that within a group of athletes with similar ability, those who receive mental training outperform those who don’t almost every single time!


It’s this idea of training your mind & mouth around principles of life. Philippians 4:8 addresses this very thing, reminding us to think about whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable & praiseworthy!


The mind is the starting point of ALL behavior. As we think, so shall we speak, & as we speak, so shall we become!


Proverbs 18:21 reminds us of this simple Truth:

Speak life, bring life

Speak death, bring death


We’re all comprised of soul, body & spirit, & when we “work out” all three, strengthening the spirit to lead, so the mind & body will follow, rockstar athletes are developed!


If we invest time in our spiritual gym, even before our mind gym & physical gym, a Divine alignment begins to happen with unstoppable potential!


I believe there are potential superstar “athletes” in ALL walks of life! Regardless of your current job, the success of your VOCATION is directly linked to your AVOCATION!


Avocation is the act of calling aside, away from employment & it comes from the root word for “voice”.


In light of that, what are we giving voice to? Even before that, what are we lending our ears to SO THAT our spirits might be strengthened to lead our minds to think Truth, leading our bodies to speak & act in Truth?


Father, Your Word says that those who love to talk will reap the consequences. Our tongue can bring forth life & death, but it starts with spirit.


Holy Spirit, lead our spirits. Fill us with Truth so the things we think & words we speak bring forth “consequences” of life!


Help us fall out of agreement with man-made labels & negative self talk…if we’re about to think or say something that aligns with death, stop us in our tracks & replace our thoughts & words with The Word of God that ALWAYS creates life!


1 CHRONICLES 5:18-6:81

ACTS 26:1-32

PSALM 6:1-10

PROVERBS 18:20-21





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