What we're listening to for music matters.
What we're watching on TV matters.
What we're reading matters.
Those things all fill our minds with things. And they have influence over what we think about.
If we're filling our minds with things that bring us down, we'll be talking to ourselves in ways that bring us down - in ways that keep us stuck in patterns of living we don't want to live in any longer.
If we're filling our minds with things that build us up, we'll be talking to ourselves in ways that are in line with the way God sees us.
God's Word tells us that what is inside will eventually come out of us. In our words. In our thoughts. In our actions. If it's what is inside of us, then we have at some point allowed it in - often through what we chose to listen, watch, or read.
So, what are you filling your mind with?
Things that will lift you up?
Things that will bring you down?