Stop Saying “Nothing Much”

June 8, 2012 Posted by David Merritt No Comments

Calvin Johnson

I had a convo the other day and it went like this:

“What’s going on Mike?” – Me

“Dave what’s up man?” – Mike

“Nothing much – What’s good your way?” – Me

Typical intro conversation. Happens all the time right? But this time was different. I immediately thought about what I had just said, “Nothing much.”

NOTHING MUCH? That’s what I’m speaking into existence? Someone asks me what’s going on with me… they ask what I’m up to? And I say, “NOTHING MUCH?” I immediately was disappointed in myself.

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue. And those who love it will eat its fruit.” – Proverbs 16:3

We have to realize the power of our words. Our words create our existence. They locate us. And what we believe, what we consistently think about, will come out of our mouth.

“Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” – Matthew 12:34

I initially tried to reason that the “nothing much” response comes from a place of humility. Whereas, I tend to say it because I don’t want to sound boastful about current happenings in my life. Lo and behold, when that thought came, I had just finished reading about humility in John Bevere’s book, Extraordinary – The Life You Were Meant To Live. Here he references when the Lord spoke to Moses to send men to spy out the land of Canaan. You have to read these few pages! For those of you that want to push forward and read, here you go:


How awesome is that!!! I can’t settle for “nothing much.” In fact, there’s a ton of things going on. A ton! I’m up to a lot. I’m growing in God every single day. I’m walking in the favor and blessings of God every single day. God is never up to “nothing much.” I can’t be up to “nothing much” either.

So the next time someone asks you what you’re up to, respond like this. “EVERYTHING MUCH.” Have a blessed weekend!

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