I received this fun book in the mail the other day and can’t wait to share it with you. #BEMORE: 77 Secrets to a Powerful Life by Sandi Krakowski is a small book packed with a punch. I plan on keeping it in my car for encouragement during car line-school pickup.
Sandi was gracious enough to allow me to share an excerpt from #BeMore that I think you will enjoy on this lovely Wednesday. (Be sure to scroll down after you read to find out more about Sandi and how to you can get your hands on this Power-Packed book!—hint: there’s a giveaway!)
***From page 26-77 #BEMORE by Sandi Krakowski***
Secret #12 Words Have Great Power
It starts with a seed. A single thought.
Before we know it, this thought has taken root and we begin to believe it; we buy into it. Soon this thought has consumed our hearts and minds. It takes over and begins a process of distruction and despair. These words that start the cycle can come from others or they can be messages we tell ourselves.
I remember my own struggles with this. I still recall the excruciatingly painful words spoken over me–the kind that make your knees cave and your heart sink. I remember accepting those words into my mind, then watching them grow from seeds of self-doubt into complete absence of hope. Eventually, I collapsed and lost all desire for life.
A new thought.
A new seed.
A new root.
As His light appeared through the shadows, I could feel Him again. Jesus walked into the room and said, “You are going to make it through this and will tell millions of people.”
In my broken state, I replied, “I can’t even talk to myself with out pain in my heart. How on earth will I ever talk to millions of people?”
He simply told me, “You will. Trust me.”
Trust is difficult, especially when you are trusting for a complete reversal of the situation you are in and of the mindset you have. It is a cycle. We repeat what we focus on. We plant seeds every day. We are gardeners, you and I. And guess what?
We can refuse to allow some sees to take root! We can take our tools and say, “I reject that! I don’t receive that!” Being the master gardeners that we are, we can choose, with an acto of our free will, to NOT let those thoughts take root in our lives.
Words have great power, and just as the single negative thought brought you down, this single positive thought–Jesus is with me!–will life you up out of the the darkness and give life to a new way of thinking and speaking.
Speak His truth. Plant the seed and tell yourself you are ready to Be More. (EXCERPT used with permission)
This excerpt reminds me to cling to this truth and speak this truth out just ask Sandi encouraged us to do:
“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
GIVEAWAY! Leave a comment with your thoughts on what Truth from Scripture you need to speak aloud today. I will pick a random winner on FRIDAY.
More about Sandi:
Sandi Krakowski is a top social media influencer, thought leader, and culture creator. Her specialty is in creating culture and story telling for brands, with lead generation and digital media as her focus. She has spent more than two decades working successfully in online marketing and business development, and last year was named by Forbes as a “Top 20 Online Marketing Influencers of 2014,” “Top 20 Women Social Media Influencer” and a “Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer.” She has helped build 11 notable companies by utilizing her experience in eCommerce, Internet marketing, direct response marketing, publishing, book creation, copywriting, sales and management, team development and leadership.
In addition to empowering and equipping her online audience, Krakowski enjoys spending time with her husband of 23 years, Alan, their three kids, her favorite dog and two cats. She currently lives in Kansas City, Mo.