Sometimes our biggest critic is ourselves.
“Seriously? Will you ever get it right?”
“That was the most idiotic thing you ever said.”
“You really messed up this time.”
“You are such a dork for doing that.”
“How do you have any friends?”
I’ve said my fair share of such things to myself.
That’s bad enough, but when we continue to push the play button over and over of our hang ups, our mess ups, our foul ups, it becomes about more than just the awful words we say to ourselves.
We begin to believe them.
We begin to believe the lies. The self-defeating lies. The self-damaging lies.
Dictionary.com defines the word lie as: a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood.
With deliberate intent to deceive.
Friend, when we say such things to ourselves, we are deceiving ourselves.
And we most certainly aren’t loving ourselves.
We aren’t seeing who we are in God’s eyes. We aren’t seeing truth. We are believing what’s not real to be real.
The thing is, I believe we may be doing this, without even realizing it!
Think back to yesterday. Or earlier today. Recall the things you said to yourself.
Were they positive, uplifting words, full of hope and encouragement?
Or were they negative, degrading words, full of despair and accusation?
Were they words you would have said to a friend or to someone you love?
If what you say to yourself aren’t words you would say to a friend, you shouldn’t say them to you.
Let’s put a stop to these words. Let’s begin to only say things about ourselves that honor God. Only words that are full of faith, hope and love. If you need a reminder of who God says you are, click here.
Pay attention to how you talk to yourself today. Friend, don’t say or believe the lies any longer.
None of us are perfect. Not one.
We all make a mess of things. We all say things we shouldn’t. We all will fail. We all stumble.
And just because we do, that doesn’t mean we are worthless.
We can learn from our mistakes and be better because of them.
Tomorrow, we’ll be discussing forgiving ourselves. I invite you back to join the discussion.
Talk to you like you love you.
Have a blessed day!
Celebrating Day 22 of 31 Days Of Loving God & Loving Others! Previous posts can be found here. You bless me by stopping in today! Linking up today with my friends over at Woman2Woman and Coffee For Your Heart. You’ll find encouragement over there!
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