I've been thinking a lot lately about the way we think about ourselves. The thoughts that fill our minds. The things we tell ourselves over and over. The things we eventually come to believe about ourselves.
The way we think and talk to ourselves has incredible power. In much the same way as someone else's words can have incredible power in our lives.
If something gets repeated often enough, we begin to believe it. And when we begin to believe it, we live it completely. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
And then we get frustrated because we find ourselves stuck in patterns of thinking and living that we don't like and that we want to break out of, but we don't know how.
I know I've been there. And I know how frustrated I got when I felt stuck like that. I wanted to change, but I didn't know how to change those things, because I really honestly thought the things I was believing and telling myself over and over were true about me and couldn't be changed.
But, the good news is that we can change the way we think. It is possible - even though it may seem impossible at times.
With God's help we can begin to believe and tell ourselves things that are really true about ourselves. We can change our thinking to be in line with what God says about it.
We have to learn to listen to God speak His truth into our lives.
Through His Word.
Through other people in our lives.
Through His voice speaking to us personally.
It takes practice. It take time. But it is possible. Because God doesn't want us to stay stuck in those ways of thinking about ourselves. He wants something to change in us and He will help us to make it happen.
What are the things you're telling yourself about yourself?
What are you believing about yourself?
Do they need to be changed to be more in line with what God actually says is true about you?
Take them to God. Ask Him for His truth. And ask Him to help you believe it.