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Stop Negative Self-Talk

Any other huge proponents of positive self-talk think it’s great for everyone else but pretty much impossible when it comes to their own thought life? We want to stop negative self-talk, but find ourselves in its familiar territory more often than we’d like to admit.

Ahhh, it’s part of the journey. But it’s a battle worth fighting, trust us! Today, Rachel unpacks how to change negative self-talk. Read below!

Genesis 3:11 (NLT)

“Who told you that you were naked?” the Lord God asked. “Have you eaten from the tree whose fruit I commanded you not to eat?”

Written by Rachel Moreland

“You can’t do this.” “You’re not smart enough.” “You are going to fail.”

I recently discovered that I’m a terrible self-encourager. Although I’m a big fan of championing healthy positive self-talk, when it comes to speaking encouragement to myself, it turns out that I need all the help I can get.

Recently, I felt God challenge me in this aspect of my life as I was preparing to meet a PhD deadline. Instead of trusting that I was equipped to rise to the challenge set before me, I got swept away in some very unhelpful negative self-talk. Before I knew it, I was rewriting my hopeful story into one filled with fear and looming dread.

“Who told you that you were not good enough?” I instantly recognized my Heavenly Father’s gentle challenge. Who told you? Instead of believing the truth of who God says I am (that I am a beloved daughter of Christ), I was listening to the lies of my greatest fears.

There are many conflicting voices in our world today trying to tell us who we are, how to live and what to value. If we’re not careful, we can find ourselves in a place where we are tuning out the voice of truth and dialing up the volume on shame, anxiety and fear. But Scripture tells us that the peace of God can guard our hearts and our minds (Phil 4:7).

Why It Matters

As we come up against negative voices in our lives, let’s remember to hold fast to the things that God has spoken over us. Tuning into God’s voice is something we can all do, but it just takes a little practice. Start today by asking God, “What do you have to say to me today?”


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