Time To Stop Listening, And Start Talking Loud And Clear

The title may seem backwards, but it’s not. I’m not talking about listening to others. I’m talking about how often we listen to our own thoughts and allow them to inform our mood for the day. Instead, we should speak the TRUTH to ourselves and stop listening to the lies the enemy whispers.

I’ve had quite the battle recently on many fronts. I realize this is  because I have stopped speaking the TRUTH to myself. My thoughts when left unchecked never lead to anything uplifting or positive. I end up discouraged, disappointed or worse–angry. None of those are how I want to spend my time, especially if I have it in my ability to thwart it.

How about you? Are you listening more to yourself or speaking the TRUTH to yourself?

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” – Philippians 4:8 NIV

It’s time we start talking loud and clear.

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Emotional Intimacy Prompt: What struggles are you having in your thought-life? What TRUTH do you think would help you battle those thoughts?

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4 Responses to Time To Stop Listening, And Start Talking Loud And Clear

  1. Dca says:

    This is very important. Specially when one struggles with anxiety. I can’t trust my feelings or thoughts at times. Specially related to marriage. I can have all types of thoughts and feelings: “Your wife is losing interest in you” “Your relationship didn’t start out well so you will never have a happy marriage” “You should divorce because you’re not in love” and etc. It’s a real struggle. Speaking the truth helps.

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    • Debi Walter says:

      Dca,
      You’re right how it it is a real struggle at times. This is why remembering the Truth of what God says gives us power to resist those intense thoughts and feelings. It also helps to talk to your spouse and let them help you when you’re struggling the most. Marriage isn’t easy, but it’s worth the fight to stay connected.
      Thank you for your honest comment. Praying God strengthens your relationship as only He can.

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  2. They say my life is over,
    all useful work’s been done,
    I’m just fodder for the drover
    unto the setting sun.
    They say it’s such a pity,
    that I must be in despond;
    a sympathetic bleak committee
    to which one can’t respond.
    They say I shouldn’t build up hope
    for any new beginning;
    so saying, they supply the rope
    for my mercy-hanging.
    A gentle fie on what they say,
    for it’s my life, in my own way.

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