Matthew 12:34 says, “…For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” We speak what we believe. A good counselor listens to what their counselee is saying because it is a clear indicator of what they believe about themselves.
Ephesians 4:23 Amplified says, “And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind (having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude).”
In my first published book I have a chapter called “Crashing Through The Barriers.” The only way for inner transformation to take place is through experiential truth.
Romans 12:2 says, “…be transformed by the renewing of your mind…” It is all about our thoughts that come from our beliefs. Our heart is designed to be a reservoir of God’s hidden words of truth.
When wrong beliefs take up residence in our hearts, it decreases our capacity for truth to be our inner governor. What you truly believe about yourself is evident through your words.
Every thought has a belief behind it. You may not recognize it because your beliefs so thoroughly permeate your thought processes. Have you ever done something that you instantly said, ‘I am so stupid’ or another derogatory statement? The word that comes out of your mouth is what you truly believe about yourself. If it doesn’t reflect God’s word about you, then you have believed a lie.