Can One Word Can Change Your Life?

Words are powerful and if spoken at the right time, words can change your life.  But what about a single word…can a single word impact your life so deeply that it causes a life transformation?  Maybe you have experienced this, someone says exactly what you needed to hear that day, and like a light switch an epiphany moment occurs. God heard your prayers and he answered with a single word. That is what happened to me a few years ago when my daughter spoke a word to me…a word I really needed. A word I had been praying for and seeking out. A word that only God could deliver at the perfect moment so I could hear it.

“Timely advice is as lovely as golden apples in a silver basket.” Proverbs 25:11

My Story

If you know my story then you remember I was struggling to be the courageous, faith walking woman I wanted to be. Fear was overcoming my desire to follow God into unknown territory and it was stealing my trust in Him. I wanted desperately to take hold of the life God was calling me to, but I kept chickening out. I even laughed about it with others saying, “I chickened out again!” But it wasn’t funny. I was suffering, and my anxiety was at an all-time high. How was I going to face my fear and follow God?

“When I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me the strength I need.” Psalm 138:3

God’s One Word for Me!

Then, the day came when God had a special word for me. It was unexpected, and I could have dismissed it as a silly word my daughter made up, but if I had done that, I would have missed the transformation word God was sending me that day.  My daughter with all the innocence of a six-year-old spoke a single word that changed my life.  That word was Chicken IN. God took that spoken word and He wove it deep into my heart. His plan was to give me the courage, the guts, and the boldness I needed by changing my thought process from chickening out to Chickening IN.  It was simple. Yet it was brilliant! And that is exactly what happened. A single word spoken at the right time transformed my life!

“Happy is the person who finds wisdom and gains understanding.” Proverbs 3:13

What’s Your One Word?

Have you ever had a single word change your life?  Maybe during a struggle to move to a new town you heard the word “go” at just the right moment, and that was all you needed to resolve to take the leap.  Or maybe you’ve been trying to pursue your dream, but you were met with failure and wanted to give up. Then you heard the word, “restart” and that word gave you the inspiration to start over again.  What about the first time you heard Jesus? The single most powerful word in the universe! Within that word there is power to transform the lowliest of persons no matter the background, the current situation, the feelings of rejection or abandonment…Jesus transforms.  One word, one name JESUS! Just saying His name to myself restores my soul and refreshes my spirit.

“There is salvation in no one else! There is no other name in all of heaven for people to call on to save them.” Acts 4:12

Join One Word Wednesdays

Because words are so powerful, and God can use them to give us courage and faith, I am kicking off One Word Wednesdays in December. I would like to invite you to join me in exploring words that, if spoken at the right time, can transform our lives.  I am very passionate about this because I know for a fact how a single word changed my life.  Join me by following along on Instagram, Facebook and by subscribing to the blog.  Who knows…maybe one of the focus words on One Word Wednesdays will transform your life, or better yet, you can share the word of the day and change someone else’s life!!

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Chicken IN Today,

JJ