Did you know that your thoughts determine your life? Negative thoughts about yourself whether it be about your hair, skin, stretch marks, failures, or love life; disrespects the woman God hand-crafted us to be. We’re his masterpiece, a work of art to be treated with dignity from others and by ourselves. Negative self-talk is not humility. It’s self-defeating. It’s a toxic habit that muddies the ability to see yourself as loved and treasured by God.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been dumped or divorced.
It doesn’t matter if you can’t have, don’t have or don’t want kids.
It doesn’t matter if you’re not domesticated and have inadequacies as a homemaker. So what you can’t cook.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t make very much money.
It doesn’t matter if you feel overweight or too thin.
It doesn’t matter if you think you’re a failure at work, or in life.
What matters is what God says and thinks about you!
There should be absolutely nothing under the sun that invites negative self-talk. This will only destroy your thought life.
People have a tendency to believe what we say about ourselves and what others have to say about us. Negative self-talk spews lies from our minds down into our hearts contradicting who God says we are. It pushes hope, truth, and peace to the edges of our minds. The lies separate us from grasping tightly to Christ’s love, blessing, and sovereignty. They sail us far from the abundant life of love, grace, and holiness God intended for us.
Your negative self-talk doesn’t affect only you. It stings those around you. For example, if someone compliments you and her compliments don’t align with your negative self-talk, you’ll shoot it down. You won’t accept such admiration. You won’t acknowledge her effort to applaud you. In doing so, you push the blessings of others away.
Today is the day to ditch negative self-talk. In the moments you catch an untruth slip from your lips, boldly proclaim you are a daughter of the King, beloved, and created for good works.