#091 – Coach Your Life with Your Lips

#091 – Coach Your Life with Your Lips

Can I just say that I’m done with New Year’s Resolutions?

I simply repeat too many of them to believe that they do any good.

I’ve decided that I’m more in favor of ongoing encouragement and personal coaching.

The problem is that I don’t always receive ongoing encouragement from others.  And personal coaching?  Well, personal coaching can certainly be helpful but I figure I’m a person and I’m with me all the time so I maybe I can coach myself.

On today’s podcast, I talk about why it’s important to talk to yourself like you would talk to a friend.  Speaking life to yourself with your lips is such a simple concept but many of us don’t do it.  We want other people to encourage us and to spur us onward with their words but we don’t take the time to do that for ourselves. But speaking life with your lips is important.  Words give information to your head (what you think), your heart (what you feel), and your hands (what you do). While encouragement from friends is important, never underestimate the power of your own words to speak life into you.

Your words matter.  In fact the power of life and death is in your tongue.  While your words do not replace your actions they certainly can spur you on to action.  Your words paint a picture of what’s possible and can give you a push in the direction of your potential.  The question is only whether or not you are using your words to get the job done.

In today’s podcast I talk about why words matter, how I’ve struggled with my own words, and  how you can speak life to yourself in very simple  yet powerful ways.  I figure if sports teams need coaches to win, and people use coaches to win at work, why shouldn’t you accept the job of coaching yourself to winning in your life?

While God has given you life, you have the power to activate that life with the choices you make each and every day.

Let one of those choices be to respect the power of words and to use your words wisely. Silence the negative self-talk that tears you down and choose to speak life-giving words that build you up.


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  • Are you tired of New Year’s Resolutions? Which resolutions have you made over and over again?
  • Do you make a habit of using words to build yourself up or to tear yourself down?
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Highlights for Today’s Episode:

  • Why words matter
  • How I’ve struggled with my own words
  • How you can speak life to yourself in very simple yet powerful ways.

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  1. Maddie January 2, 2017 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    I am having a hard time letting go of the past and it makes life miserable. I know it is gone and past but I continue in my mind to bring it back. Help

    • Chrystal Hurst January 2, 2017 at 8:03 pm - Reply

      It’s a daily process of letting go. I’ll talk more about this in the coming weeks.

  2. Maddie January 2, 2017 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    No in this life time.

  3. vanessa snyder January 2, 2017 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Hi Chrystal

    Great Podcast today! I’m so encouraged to keep speaking the right words to myself. And I appreciate the advice about focusing on one area at a time. Thanks again! Have a Blessed Week!

    • Chrystal Hurst January 4, 2017 at 11:05 pm - Reply

      Vanessa! Thanks for listening! One area at a time is the key!

  4. Cheryl January 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    This word is confirmation of what I have been hearing from God as I pleaded with Him for a way forward; a way out of this heaviness and self doubt concerning my own capability for change. My internal self criticism is crippling me. I will be kinder to myself, the way I am to others.

    • Chrystal Hurst January 2, 2017 at 8:03 pm - Reply

      You can do it. One word at a time…

  5. Keisha January 3, 2017 at 8:45 am - Reply

    This was a great podcast. I am blessed to hear it. Running to the bathroom now to speak life! 🙂

    • Chrystal Hurst January 3, 2017 at 10:54 am - Reply


  6. Alexandra Edwards January 3, 2017 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Hi Chrystal,

    This podcast is such a blessing and a confirmation for what I have been experiencing lately! Words and thoughts do have power! Thank you so much Woman of God!

  7. Karris Jackson January 4, 2017 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing. This message spoke to my heart!

  8. Debi January 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    I have always been my own worst self-critic. Thank you for the enlightenment of how self talk can lead to forgiving myself and saying I’m unique and I’m okay. I am blessed to have found my first podcast with you. I look forward to further coaching from you and from Above.

    • Chrystal Hurst January 4, 2017 at 11:07 pm - Reply

      I have lots of practice being my own worst critic too. You are unique and you are okay! Glad you found your way to my podcast 🙂

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  10. Sister January 16, 2017 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Even Apostle Paul said,
    ” I think myself happy.”

    Thanks Jesus and Chrystal

  11. Marquita Taylor February 7, 2017 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Thanks Chrystal😃😃😃 I needed to hear this message…Im thankful for you to be able to speak to me

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