It’s not what others say to you or about you that determines your future; it’s what you say to yourself when others have finished speaking!
You say, ‘I’d love to have a better relationship but I’m afraid that if I make the first move and they don’t respond, I’ll feel rejected.’ Or, ‘I’d like to pursue my education but I’m afraid if I register for classes and can’t do the work, I’ll feel stupid.’ These kinds of words become self-fulfilling prophecies.
Until you replace your negative self-talk with faith-talk you’ll always live in fear. Your mind is like the womb of your spirit; it nurtures each seed you sow until the time of delivery. If you don’t want what a seed will ultimately produce, you must stop sowing it, or feeding it.
Your first step in breaking fear’s hold over you is in recognizing the self-talk that got you into trouble in the first place. This is not easy to do. It takes vigilance, self-awareness, discipline and scriptural reprogramming. But by changing your thoughts you’ll begin to change your life.
And the amazing part is, at times you may not feel like you believe the particular teachings you’re standing on. That’s okay; your inner self accepts what it’s consistently fed and begins to act accordingly. So starting today, serve an eviction notice to every negative thought that’s holding you back and begin feeding your mind with God’s Word.
What’s the best way to change your self-talk? Deprogram and reprogram with The Healing Codes!
Parts of this post written/compiled from multiple sources by Tim Hetzner, President of Lutheran Church Charities and used here with permission.