Were you aware that you could be your own worst enemy? Today we are going to help you eliminate the negative self talk that is destroying everything that matters to you. For the distraction of the day: What’s the weirdest thing you could imagine happening at a Waffle House? I think we may have found it but you’ll have to listen to the very end to discover what it was.
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What you tell yourself matters. Me and Amy struggle with this one. If your mind is full of negatives your actions will be filled with negatives. Take those negative messages and turn them into positives.
I’ll never succeed = can’t wait to see how God comes through
I hate myself = I am worthy and deserve to be honored
Your negative self talk probably comes from how your parents spoke to you
Quieting negative self-talk won’t happen overnight. There's not a magic word or pill. You need a lot o positive messages repeatedly said to yourself over time.
Silencing the negative voice is believing and telling yourself things like: “I love you.” “I’ll take care of you.” “I am proud of you.” Tell yourself what you wish your parents or loved one would have told you.
To start, write a list of messages you wish you had heard or learned when you were a child. If you need help, you can try this list from Jack Lee Rosenberg (we have added the "In Jesus name"):
Lastly, with negative thoughts we want to:
2 Corinthians 10:5
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ...
12 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
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