Have you ever taken notice of your inner chatter? The discourse begins without much notice. As I prepare for the day, the negative self talk goes on with out so much as a pause. And then suddenly as if a mirror is reflecting the invisible words assailing me, I become aware that it’s not the banter of others I’m hearing. No that critical voice comes from within.
If it was from others, I could change my location to avoid such but instead the words follow me from room to room, highlighting all my imperfections. The inner critic speaks and silently I agree with it’s assessment of me.
But is it fully true?
Instead of allowing it’s voice to color my day with depressing shades of grey, I instead choose kill the inner critic by reciting, rehearsing, and reminding myself of what God says of me.
I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
I am more than a conqueror.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
“Often what we think are ‘wrong’ with us are only our expressions of our own individuality. This is our uniqueness and what is special about us. Nature never repeats itself. Since time began on this planet, there have never been two snowflakes alike or two raindrops the same. And every daisy is different from every other daisy. Our fingerprints are different, and we are different. We are meant to be different. When we accept this, there is no competition and no comparison. To try to be like another is to shrivel our soul. We have come to this planet to express who we are.”
~ Louise Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life
- Voices (onewiththepastor.com)