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  • Writer's pictureElisa Brazell

The worst 4 letter word- not allowed in our house!

I can't (gasp 😲 I just said it!) not share my thoughts on this word!

But really. Every time someone says that word, I cringe now. Everyone in our household is trained to catch others when they use the swear word "can't". We're all still working on keeping it clean, but once in a while, we'll forget. If we do, someone, if not ourselves will catch us and get us back on track.

Listen to how horrible that word is!

I can't tie my [shoe] [mow the lawn] [do the dishes].

I can't understand why you act like that.

I can't figure out how to do this.

I can't believe it!

It is absolutely untrue. Of course you can! Maybe not now. Maybe not yet. But in time, we can learn to do anything. Even things our small but growing human understanding can't yet grasp. We can make time for anything important. Here's how we fix those sentences when they come blurting out of our mouths:

I can't tie my [shoe] [mow the lawn] [do the dishes] [yet, but I'm excited to learn] or [right now, but will do it at 7 when I finish what I'm doing].

I can't understand why you act like that but I'd like to find out so I can help you.

I can't figure out how to do this but I know I'll find out on [google] [YouTube] [in a book I will check out from the library] [when I ask my teacher].

I can't believe it! Well actually that is quite amazing. I wonder if that could possibly be true? I think I'll do some research and find out the truth.

Why is using this horrible word such a problem?

It impedes your progress to grow or move forward- it keeps you stagnant. And in my understanding of spirituality, that is not a place we want to be. We want growth, improvement and positive movement right?

I believe in God, and that He is the father of our spirits.

Psalm 82:6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

Like any baby here in the Earthly realm, whether human or animal, that baby has the potential to grow up and be taught by its parent to learn all the skills and attributes that parent has, if it chooses to be taught. Young lions learn to hunt from their parents. Young birds learn to fly and find food from their parents. Young humans learn how to walk, dress themselves, cook, etc from their parents.

Young spirits can learn to do everything their Father in Heaven does if they are willing and desirous to learn. If you know and love God, you understand that includes A LOT of pretty incredible traits and skills. Our spirits can eventually learn to do EVERYTHING.

Next time you find yourself using the "worst 4 letter word", catch yourself and correct your sentence. 😀

You are capable of so much. Don't sell yourself short. Understand your potential.

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