Ever feel like you’re often your own worst critic in life?
Many times we speak what we have heard through the years or believe to be true about ourselves – simply because we have listened to the wrong voices. We’ve heard, “you can’t ever do that,” “you’ll never amount to anything,” “you’re just not good enough” – and the wounding words have planted themselves deeply into our souls like ugly weeds, difficult to uproot. We water them by repeating their hurtful lies, “I’m not good enough,” “I’m a failure,” “I’ll never measure up.” And through time, we believe it as truth, simply because we’ve chosen to listen and to agree. What you say can seem rather harmless, some may even disguise it under a false sense of humility, but hurtful words spoken inward will spread like a cancer affecting your deepest soul and spirit. They will bring you down, they will breed anxiety, they will cover you with despair, they will haunt you with insecurity. Words – those spoken outward – and inward – do matter!
“The tongue has the power of life and death.” Proverbs 18:21
It’s a new day. No matter how difficult, start the journey – pull up the old weeds.
Stop the negative self talk and move forward with all that God has inspired you to do!
“Be careful how you think, your life is shaped by your thoughts.” Proverbs 4:23
Believe the truth of what God says about you – you are significant, you are valuable, you have purpose, you are amazing! He has such PURPOSE and HOPE for YOUR LIFE.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Choose to speak out words that bring healing – encouragement – freedom. Meditate on His words to you, He’s written them just for you.
“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.” Jeremiah 31:3
Believe the best about yourself. He does.
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