Have you ever noticed the things you say to yourself — and believe?
I could never do that.
They don’t like me.
I am such an idiot!
You wouldn’t talk that way to anyone else, yet phrases like these constantly flow through your mind, leaving you insecure and defeated.
Girl, I have been there too! The things I said to myself shook my confidence and kept me stuck in defeat until I learned how to get rid of those lies and start speaking positive, biblical truth to my soul.
Do you want to get rid of some of your stinking thinking? Do you need to change what you say to yourself? Yep… even if you’ve got a pretty good habit of not beating yourself up with your words, we all need to review what we say when we talk to ourselves, refresh our inner vocabulary and refine what we say so it matches up with God’s Truth.
So, here are three easy steps… and they are easy to remember because they all start with the letter R!
Pay attention to what you say when you talk to yourself. Here is an easy way to determine if what you say to yourself is what God would want you to speak to your own soul. Ask yourself: How would I feel if someone could read my thoughts? Would I be embarrassed? Or… How would I feel if someone I admire, like my pastor or a mentor, heard what I say when I talk to myself? Or… Would I be willing to write down all the things I say to myself and give them to my child and say, ‘Here, this is how I want you to talk to yourself?’
So, if you recognize that your self-talk could use some improvement, then you can start refusing those lies and ugly words. You don’t have to let those lies into your Thought Closet. Yep, between your pierced ears and beneath your colored hair, you have a Thought Closet. It is full of everything you say to yourself.
You can replace the lies you have told yourself with the Truth that God tells us. So, if you are a name-caller… you know, maybe you call yourself an idiot when you make a mistake, you can hold that thought captive outside the door of your Thought Closet and make it obey the Truth. The truth is that you are not an idiot… you are the workmanship of God! (Ephesians 2:10)
In the comments below, please share a lie you’ve believed about yourself and the truth you’re going to replace it with.
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