Being well begins with choosing correct thoughts and words we speak. In order to know how to live in this world, we have to know what we are thinking about and how it affects how we live our lives. Each day I have had struggles in the past with feeling afraid to move forward in my success because of the place I have been programmed to live in a state of victimhood for most of my life. Well, while that may be my default setting, I realize that this place cannot remain where I stay. In the upcoming year, I plan to read more, meditate more, and learn more about how to live eating healthy, choosing the positive things to think about and say daily and working on cancelling the negative self-talk that I have lived with for so long. Healing from this way of living begins from within, and choosing to take the next step and “not conform to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of my mind” (see Romans 12:2), and when I test this theory, I will begin to see the will of God working in me, “…what is good, acceptable, and perfect.” It may not be an easy task to do, but it is important to start moving and placing our first foot forward with action towards affirmations of truth, “calling into existence those things that do not exist” (see Rom. 4:17 ESV). I've seen a quote that said "forgive the negative people because they have learned too many lies" by Lil B, and this rings true to me because the lies that we tell ourselves is where we must start to erase and reprogram ourselves in order to learn what the truth and "the truth will make you free" (John 8:32). We may not see things as great and prosperous happening around us, but we can believe and have faith to know that it is happening for us as we speak it into existence, for the Word says “we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). As I live and breathe, I realize I have been in a state of unconsciousness, and now moving into a place where I can have what God says I can have, and I choose to believe that what I learned through reading “Conscious Language” by Robert Tennyson Stevens, I learned that “anything less than our highest choice will contain self-sabotage, and I am (we are) designed to thrive!” It is important to learn what words to cancel out of our vocabulary and thoughts and start replacing with words that will keep us from self-sabotage and into a place of freedom. We are no longer sufferers but conquerors in Christ Jesus (see Rom. 8:37), and we must live as such! If you want to learn more about how to get this book, Conscious Language, click here to get it!