Self-talk

<<the ‘voice’ in your head>>

The conscious and unconscious mental messages which we play in our minds and shape our lives.

“For as a person thinks in their heart so they are” – consequently we are instructed to “Guard our heart more than any treasure for it is the wellspring of life” (Prov 4:23, 23:7). Especially when things go wrong we are prone to speak thoughts belittling our self-esteem, yet these negative self-limiting mental attitudes should be challenged and replaced with the positive, uplifting promises and truths of God’s Word. Our spirits (under the influence of the Holy Spirit) must be in control and challenge what is not glorifying to God; “Why are you cast down, O my soul? Put your hope in the Lord” (Ps 42:5,11, 43:5).

The Bible says, “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind”, focusing on the victory of Christ on our behalf, and what is praiseworthy and right (Rom 12:2; Phil 4:8). There is empowerment in self-talk, either silent or spoken, declaring into the spirit realm that through Jesus I am an overcomer (1 Jn 2:13,14, 4:4, 5:4,5). The Bible encourages us to “Talk to yourselves in hymns and spiritual songs” (Eph 5:19; Col 3:16). “Your Word I have hidden in my heart that I might not sin against you” (Ps 119:11).

Satan wants to rob us of our victorious position in Christ. Don’t let him defeat you. If he wins in the area of the thoughts, he will render us crushed and ineffective witnesses for Christ. God, resident within us as the Holy Spirit, is greater than Satan who contends with us (1 Cor 6:19; 1 Jn 4:4).

See also: declare, empower, guard, positive mental attitude, self-esteem, self-fulfilling prophesy, self-limiting, thinking/thoughts.

 


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