Christ is grace and truth, and He is our standard. That means your soul talk is to be permeated with grace and truth. If it’s not gracious, stop talking to yourself that way. Jennifer Rothschild
Just like a child, we often play the name calling game, but we do it to ourselves. Name calling hurts. It hurts our hearts and our soul. I have learned to eliminate the threat when it creeps in, but still I battle often with these destructive words: stupid, fat, ugly and talentless.
Horrific words! Destructive words! Untrue words!
What words do you call yourself? Are they full of grace and truth? Or are they hurtful and destructive? Words can bind you and hold you in a prison of self-doubt and self-loathing.
Here’s a hard truth. To call yourself an untruthful, harsh name is a sin. It’s an insult to God, demeans His workmanship, and devalues his creation. –Jennifer Rothschild
Ouch, that hurts, doesn’t it?
If you are a mom and have heard your own child say something negative about themselves, it cuts deep into your heart. Imagine how God feels when He hears us do the same thing to ourselves. Oh, how His heart must break!
When those words pop into your mind, say a prayer or a positive affirmation. In my mom’s wise words, “meditate on your worth in Him.” Imagine that He is standing there listening to everything you say (because He is!). How differently would you speak to yourself?
Everything you say out loud or in your head is spoken in His sight.
Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3
For my mouth will utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips. Proverbs 8:7
A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies. Proverbs 12:17
What is your soul focused on? What words do you need to purge from your thought closet?
Chris Carter says
“meditate on your worth in Him.” <—- LOVE THIS. Thank you for this precious encouragement, my friend. It is also such a convicting thought to realize that my negative self talk is a SIN…. I am worthy in His sight. I must always remember that.
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It’s so hard to keep that idea in the front of our minds at all times. But it makes a world of difference when we do!