Throughout our lives, we’ve been told something that doesn’t agree with God’s word. Some of us were told we were failures, a disappointment, or rotten. We may have been told we were slow, bad with money, or an emotional wreck. The doctor may have told some of us we’ll never be the same, we have a disease, or a body part that will never heal.

Whatever was told to you that doesn’t agree with God’s word must be substituted with the word of God.

In order to to substitute what was told to us with what God says about us takes effort. First of all, we must know what God says about us. That requires consistently reading and hearing His word.

Once we know what He says about us, we must believe it. This is easier said than done. We may have been told something negative all our lives and now we must uproot this negative image with what God says about us.

It makes it easier to uproot negative images and believe God’s word when we speak God’s word. Our words have the power to create and faith comes by hearing the word of God (Prov. 18:21; Rom. 10:17). We can produce a positive image of ourselves and faith in the word of God if we consistently speak God’s word over ourselves.

Eventually, negative images of what was told to us will be replaced with the truth in God’s word. We won’t see ourselves as sickly, but we’ll see ourselves healed (1 Pet. 2:24). We won’t see ourselves broke, but rich (2 Cor. 8:9). We’ll substitute the image of being a loser for being a winner (2 Cor. 2:14).

Matthew 15:13 And answering He said, “Every plant that My Heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up.