Words have meaning; and those meanings combined with the tone and the intent behind them, become power. Like we discussed when making affirmations you are asserting who you are, what you are “Becoming” and the fact that no one (or anything) will stop you or deny you.
Therefore this week’s discussion begins with our responsibility to “Boldly Declare”.
Beginning with the shared definitions, boldly is derivative of the word bold, which for our purposes is defined as, “showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous”.
Boldly therefore is” in a confident and courageous way”.
For our conversation, declare will be referenced as to “say something in a solemn and emphatic manner”.
Putting them all together then to boldly declare is to courageously and confidently say something in a serious, firm and assertive manner.
Some example sentences include:
“Christians are required to boldly declare the truth of the Word of God.”
“She boldly declared her intentions to move ahead on her path of “Becoming”.
A historic example of making bold declaration:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”.
Plus my example of a definitive declaration for our individual independence:
“We are all in a constant state of ‘Becoming’, 24/7/365!”.
With shared definitions and understanding we can move forward with why it is so important to be boldly declaring.
So why should you be boldly declaring? It’s more like why shouldn’t you. Now that you have identified who you are, plus when you want to be, it’s time to put things into action. What better way than by courageously communicating your intentions.
Standing up to any fears or doubts, ready to overcome any objections or obstacles asserting your truth aligns your intentions with your thoughts and vocalizing them can catapult your forward in making your goal a reality.
For me, the call to be bold is based in the Bible. God has allied upon us to boldly proclaim. Living our beliefs requires us to be brave, dring at times, honorable, truthful and valiant.
In 2 Timothy 1:7 we learn that God did not give us a spirit of fear; rather He created us with a spirit of power. Now that’s something He does not want us to remain quiet about, and furthermore He intends for us to back up our words with words, turning the talk into right actions.
Also, while often overlooked, the Book of Titus is the shortest in the Bible. However that is what makes it so important. It’s brevity allows for clear concise expectations and instructions for living a life that is in accord with the Lord.
In the letter, Paul sends to Titus, after sharing a list of instruction for how Christians should be “Becoming” at different times in our life (Titus 2:2-6) he make no qualms about the need for boldly declaring and urges to speak loudly and carry a big declaration,
“These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.” (Titus 2:15 KJV)
And for good measure you can also consult, Ephesians 6:19-20 “And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”
And he’s a quote from one of our fearless “Sisters in Christ” who is no stranger to boldly declaring…
Begin to formulate your bold declarations, but then hold your tongue for a moment. Remember words have meaning directly impacting actions and outcomes.
So tomorrow we’ll take a close look at word choice, here on “Becoming Today”.