What do you say to yourself?
This is a deep question because we all talk to ourselves everyday. We’re processing moments, conversations, interactions, past events, current events and what could happen in the future. There’s so much going through our minds that it’s hard to keep up.
The truth is, we not only lean to being negative toward others, we’re also negative to ourselves. We may even be the most negative toward ourselves.
Self Talk is the conversation we have to ourselves about ourselves. It’s the internal dialogue that we have when anything happens and when nothing happens. It could be said that the person we talk to the most is ourselves.
So, what are you saying to yourself?
What we say to ourselves, shows through our actions, attitudes, hope, belief and so much more. What we say to ourselves often reveals what we believe about ourselves. So we must consider, what is the basis of our Self Talk?
Where does it come from and what is defining it?
This is BIG because so often we’re saying things internally that don’t come from God, and furthermore it’s not how God sees us.
This is why we must let God’s word define our Self Talk.
We refuse to tolerate ideas and thoughts that are against God’s ideas and thoughts. We refuse to say things that God doesn’t say and we refuse to believe things about ourselves that God doesn’t believe about ourselves.
When we have this posture with our Self Talk, so much in our lives will change because, our words determine our direction in life and our expectation of life.
“The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.” Proverbs 18:21Proverbs 18:21
This verse not only applies to saying things out loud, it also applies to what we say silently to ourselves.
So, how do we move forward with the right Self Talk?
Simply put, we let God’s Word define what we say and believe about ourselves.
Meaning, we choose to say what God says about us. We go to the Word of God and use that as the foundation of what we say and what we do.
Notice the progression in these verses.
“7. Hear me as I pray, O Lord. Be merciful and answer me! 8. My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”Psalms 27:7-8
King David wrote this Psalm and he’s reaching out for help. Then he says, “My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” This is God’s call to him and this is followed by his response, “Lord, I am coming.”
I love this because it shows God’s heart to talk with us and it shows what our response can be back to Him.
This speaks to our Self Talk because when I let God talk to me, it defines what I say to me. How can we be negative toward ourselves when God speaks life over us?
His voice speaks life, hope, purpose, fulfillment, strength and more over our lives. Therefore, when His voice fills my soul, my Self Talk will follow His lead.
So moving forward practically, I encourage you to get verses that mean something to you and then speak them over you.
This is letting God define our Self Talk.
Whenever you have a wrong Self Talk moment, replace it with what God says. For example, when you say you’re a loser, you stop yourself and say, I’m an overcomer in Jesus. When you say I can’t do this, you say I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
This is how we overcome the wrong Self Talk we’re all prone to doing. This is how we win the internal battle of what we’re saying to ourselves.
No matter what you’re facing today, God is bigger and He’s saying good things over you. His word is life and light to our lives. His voice is speaking potential and purpose of who you can be through Him.
So today, please choose to have your Self Talk be what He’s saying over you. Line up with God and receive what He has. Line up with God and be who He called you to be. Line up with God and see what He has for you.
Start today and believe that the best is yet to come!