Is it possible for someone’s words to make them happy? Before reading Talk Yourself Happy by Kristi Watts I would have said no, but now I know it’s possible. Watts shares how we can achieve happiness by building our faith through God’s word.
We follow her journey as she overcomes personal hardships while discovering her God-given purpose. Her story covers struggling with her faith, dealing with negative emotions, and speaking God’s word. In spite of her trials God moves her to rely on him and his plan.
Please know that book will put my highlighter to work because of its powerful message and encouragement. Since reading Watts’ book I’ve noticed that my words and relationship with God have changed. Even though the entire book is amazing, there were a few points that have stuck with me since finishing Talk Yourself Happy.
How to Trust God
While Watts’ went through test and trials she had shares that she experienced numerous feelings while waiting on her promise. Sometimes her feelings would tell her that God has forgotten about her. Or they would say to turn around and take her life into her own hands.
In spite how she felt she realized this was a test of her faith where she could either trust in God or her fears. While it’s hard to have faith in the unexpected, we can’t let our emotions silence our beliefs. In times like this we have to remember Proverbs 3:5.
This reminded me how the enemy tries to feed our doubts through our emotions. When we let those feels grow our words start to reflect our disbelief. “What we speak reveals what we believe and then turns around and builds up that belief even more.” To talk ourselves happy we have to stop talking about our feeling and start speaking about God’s faithfulness.
Where Happiness Exist
Our happiness doesn’t come from objects or external factors. It’s what is within our hearts that determines the words we speak and what we believe. In order to talk ourselves happy we have to change not only our words but cleanse our heart.
First we have to submit ourselves to God and allow the Holy Spirit to preside over us. Then we have to get into God’s word and let it take root in our heart. Finally we have to abide in His word and live accordingly.
Watts’ references Luke 6:45 saying that we have to be mindful of what’s stored in our hearts. If we desire to have true happiness then we have to be full of God. Our heart has to be consumed with what is good, right, and pure.
What’s the True Gift
In Jeremiah 29:11 tell us that God knows the plan He has for us, it’s for good and not evil. When our promise seems far away we have to remember God is faithful. The way we do this is by keeping that promise in our heart and losing sight of it.
Throughout Talk Yourself Happy she was able to change her perspective by speaking God’s word. By speaking the living Word of God she found peace, joy, and hope for the future. In knowing His word she was able to fight against the attacks of the enemy.
What touched me about Watts’ explanation of God’s promise is that she said the promise isn’t the prize. While God wants us to live more abundantly, He desires a relationship with us more. The prize isn’t obtaining God promise, but growing in his presence.
Are you ready to discover how you can talk yourself happy? You can find Talk Yourself Happy by Kristi Watts anywhere books are sold (like my favorite store Amazon). Plus, share this with a friend so they too can speak God’s word over their life and experience Him like never before.