“You are not your thoughts, simply the one who listens to them.” – author unknown
A sweet friend once described the negative thoughts as “fiery darts meant to distract, tear us down, etc.” Sometimes it seems as if as soon as you find an escape from them, they have found a new way to make their way back into your head.
The thoughts that tear us down, remind us of past mistakes, imperfect words we have spoken, those thoughts that try to convince us that we aren’t good enough, aren’t the truth.
In 2 Corinthians 10:5, Paul writes, “and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” We have the ability to change the playlist. Whether the thoughts are that we aren’t enough, or we are full of worry; we can acknowledge the thoughts that keep us stuck. Not only do we have the power to let the thoughts go, but we can surrender and give Christ the permission to rewrite the narrative…. as often as we need him to.
“every thought… ” Every time. What are you listening to today?
And how we talk to ourselves does affect how we treat others. It may show up in little ways, but it will show up. If you feel like you struggle with being patient in your relationships, this would be a could time to get curious with how patient you are with yourself.
You are enough. You are of worth and you have a purpose. Believe the truth and you will be set free from the thoughts that hold you back and keep you stuck. (Mark 9:29)
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