I first heard about the video above while watching a program where Oprah was discussing how much it had changed her life. We often dismiss or refuse to listen to certain messages because we may not be a fan of the messenger.
However, whether we are a supporter of Oprah or Pastor Joel Osteen or not, this sermon is very powerful, and makes us think about the words we say after, “I AM.”
For example, saying statements like, I AM blessed, I AM loved, and I AM happy, feels a lot more empowering on a daily basis than, I AM old, I AM fat, or I AM lazy.
The words we say not only influences how we feel but influences what we experience as well. It is explained in the video as, “Whatever follows ‘I am’ will come looking for you.”
When we repeatedly say, “I Am tired” for instance, than we seem to attract an even stronger feeling and experience of being tired as a result.
It is much more instructional, and transformational to talk about the way we want it to be rather than the way it is right now!
Therefore, when we say, “I AM energetic,” this internal declaration invites livelier feelings within us, and extends to our external choices as well. Usually, we have to change on the inside before we’ll see change on the outside.
This is a good reminder to become more aware of the words we choose, and the strong impact they can have on us and others, whether they are delivered silently or verbally.
Start noticing what words you choose after saying, “I Am.”