Story of Words




Otis C. Harrison

        Whenever you become "Stressed and Depressed" remind yourself constantly that in everything you do,  put GOD first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success.  When a man is trying to please GOD, GOD makes even his worst enemies to be at peace with him.  GOD comforts us in our troubles so we can encourage others in their's.
             It is my understanding that the sweetest songs often come from broken hearts.  Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.  Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell GOD your needs and don't forget to thank him for his answers. 
             I have furthered my understanding to include (among other concepts, precepts, and ideologies) the proper mental attitude in order to have an acceptable standard of living.  Defer pleasure for a short while, save and invest your money wisely, and use the interest earned to buy the material things that add comfort and pleasure to life.
             Buy more for less and therefore enjoy the things you want at  discount; rather than full price.  One must strive to acquire material things at the lowest possible price.  To put it simply; save, get the most for your money, and use interest earnings to buy at the lowest possible price in order to have more material possessions if this is your desire.
             I have also come to understand that it is your responsibility to be in control of what you think and how you feel.  To regulate your thinking, attitudes, and feelings may require engaging in self-talk from time to time.  What I have learned from my own self-talk is that it is best to set and pursue just one goal at a time.  Change one habit at a time.  Instead of trying to tackle many goals at once, it is better to concentrate and focus on a single objective that is readily attainable, something you are reasonable sure you can achieve.
               In my self-talk I have said the following many times;  I become programmed.  My programming creates my beliefs.  My beliefs determine my attitudes, concepts, precepts, psychology, and general state of mind.  My attitudes create my feelings, and my feelings determine whether I will take some action or not act at all.  In the final analysis, my thoughts and actions will determine whether I succeed or fail.  You will also benefit by having a similar "Self-Management Sequence".
             You may need to acquire the habit of thinking differently if you want to have what you desire.  Success is not something you do, it is the end result of an organized and intelligence process that is directed at achieving a specific objective or goal.  When you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done.
              Determine to do that something different.  If need be, change your focus, change your thinking, and if necessary change your goal.  And with the power of GOD, you can change your circumstances.  The decisions you make today, will determine what GOD will do for you tommorrow. 
              Nothing times nothing equals nothing.  Therefore, whatever you faithfully sow, GOD will use to multiply back to you.  Of this you can be absolutely assured because it is GOD's Law.  For it is written:  "But my GOD shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."  (Philippians 4:19 KJV)
               It is your responsibility to develop a plan to guide your thinking and a plan to organize and focus your activities and actions.  You also need a plan for your life.  It can be very confusing to get somewhere, when you don't know where you are headed.  A plan is like a road map.  It tells you where you are and points you in a direction.  It helps you strategize how to get from point "A" to point "B".  
                 Everything I have stated on these pages is no more or less than a brief paragraph in the "Story of Words".  Whether you write them on paper, a computer screen, utter them on a recording device, or use them in some other way, words are only the flint that strikes the fire.  Use power words in your self-talk to set yourself up.  Use them to challenge yourself, change yourself if you want to change, or to do better if you choose to do better.
                No one else is going to write your story, you must do that, and what you have done will be recorded in words.  You are responsible for the words that will be written about your life.  Your actions and activities will become the story of who you are, and what you became in your brief life on earth.
               We are a human race of living words.  We live by words.  Words create our emotions, thoughts and formulate the images in our minds.  Words tell us where we are, what we are, and describe what we are doing.  They tell us where we are going and why we are going there.  Whatever you know about yourself, words told you.
               To the uninformed and ignorant words are merely parts of speech.  Nothing more than alphabetical characters organized into sentences and paragraphs.  Something written in books, or spoken in an understandable language.  Words are much more.  They are the means by which we formulate and structure intelligent thought.
                Every word you and I will ever speak, hear, think, write, see or read will have a picture attached to it and a meaning that informs or stimulates the programming files in our subconscious mind.  We are affected and effected by words - each and every one of them.  Our words carry the life giving breath of awareness that courses through our minds.

              Words are the very essence of our understanding and they direct our motions throughout our entire lives.  Therefore the words you use in your self-talk will tell you who you really are, what you are really feeling, and what you should be doing to accomplish your goals and objectives.  Words have the power to do this every moment of your entire existence.