Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Talking to Yourself Versus Listening to Yourself

A while back, my mom told me something she had learned---the importance of talking to yourself instead of listening to yourself. 

I thought I would share some of my listens and talks of today. 

Listening to myself:
"Why can't we have _______ now?  What is God's timing in this?  How am I going to make it through the day with ______ circumstance?  Am I being firm enough in my child rearing?  What if ______ happens?    I did a bad job handling my emotions in _____ circumstance.  I need to be better.  I need to be smarter.  I wish I had studied more about _________.  I wish my will power was greater. "

Talking to myself:
God has lavishly loved you.  
He gives good gifts.
He is our provider and gives us what we need when we need it----even if what we need is a hard thing to handle.
He has wildly blessed you.
He has already paid the penalty for that sin, and to repeatedly beat yourself up over it is telling Him that He didn't do a good enough job paying the penalty.  
You are His.  
His grace is incomprehensible. 
He is enough.
Be satisfied, oh my soul.

Talk to yourself today.  


  1. This was exceptionally helpful for me to hear today, Heather. Thank you!