I Want…I Want…I Want…

by Tereciah on September 5, 2013



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I Want…I Want…I Want…

by Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana


I want to lose 20 pounds.  I want to impact lives.  I want my hair to grow.  I want to… I want to… I want to…

I noticed that I had developed a tendency to say “I want to…” a lot when it dealt with areas in my life that wasn’t moving as fast as I wished.

One day, I felt the Holy Spirit say to me, “Stop wanting and just do!  Wanting won’t get you anywhere, but action will.”

Wow, talk about being reprimanded!  But I needed it.  It was a bad habit I had developed and was feeding.

You know the scripture, “Faith without works is dead.”  Well I had the faith – but my works were shrouded in fear.  Yep, it had snuck in and it was perpetrating like it was prayers that just hadn’t been answered.

Have you been down this road?  You know you have the faith, but the works is all there.  You want to do the works but you’re wishing a door to open.  A door you haven’t knocked on or rang the doorbell.  You’re praying and can’t understand why things aren’t happening but when you look deeper, it’s really a case of fear perpetrating as unanswered prayers.

So many times we go through life and we expect things to go a certain way and when it doesn’t happen, we can get discouraged.  Well, I’m here to tell you, turn your “I want to’s” into I am’s and I will’s .  There is power in your mouths and the words that come out of them.

Instead of “I want to lose 30 pounds by December.”  Try “I will lose 30 pounds by December.”

I will become…I will achieve…I will have…

When God created the world, He spoke it.  When Jesus went up against His enemies, He did so with his mouth – and the word of God.  Solomon, the wisest man on earth stated that “death and life is in the power of the tongue…”

When you change how you say things, the atmosphere around you starts to change.  “I want” doesn’t have power; its inactive, it’s a desire.  But “I will” says do.  It’s action waiting to happen.  No it’s not mind over matter, but it’s you claiming what’s already yours.  What’s already done and completed and waiting for you to walk into it and claim it, achieve it.

So, what will it be?  I want or I will?

Be Blessed!

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