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