In my line of very unscientific heart-thinking, I am often brought to a place to consider the conversations we hold with ourselves. It is interesting to me how we can change our lives if we will change the conversations we have in our own head! I'm not making this up. I have lived this out and can tell you for certain that it works. It is a shame that we are more careful about how we speak to strangers than we are when we comment, criticize, and berate ourselves.
Listen to me: This is important! We must get control of our thoughts. What we say to ourselves is either going to build us up or tear us down. There is no getting around it. It is the law of the land: what we plant, we sow. Go ahead and plant negativity in your mind field. Don't be surprised if that is all you hear. I'm dumb. I'm fat. I have no friends. No change is coming. It will not work. Why am I even trying?
Then you know what happens? Those awful, terrible three words take over.
The criticisms in your head become statements of fact and doom for life. They become them a permanent tape running in our head and it gets into the very fiber of our being. And all of sudden, without warning, depression and loneliness step in. We have definitely lost ourselves on our way to who we were made to be.
Our inner voice is powerful. What a difference when we are loving and kind to ourselves. How awesome to realize that God, Himself, made us. How important it is to listen for the Voice of Truth!
Listen for the Voice of Truth!