Deeper Day 59: Inner Dialogue

I know I’ve touched on this concept a few times, but I felt we should really come face to face with it today.  Our inner dialogue.  What do you speak over yourself every minute of every day?

Are your thoughts largely positive or negative?

I can tell you this, your thought life is one of the most important facets of your faith walk.  How you see yourself and how you perceive the world around you will likely shape how you live and the way you treat others.

For instance, if I am constantly criticizing myself internally, then I’m likely to speak negatively about myself to others.  This speech will undoubtedly begin to shape the way others see me.  And there you have it, you’ve created what you believe.

If instead, you have Biblical truths trained to run through your mind constantly, then the outflow from your mouth will likely be more uplifting and positive in nature, thus causing others to feel more confident in you and more willing to interact with you.

Like speaks to like.  We attract those who are most like us, normally.

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.  Psalm 19:14

I pray those words over my life a lot.  I long to have a thought life that brings me joy and life, and then extends out to bless those around me every day.

Prayer Moment:  I am going to leave you with some scripture to meditate on.  Spend some time today assessing your thought life.  What goes through your head most, positive words or negative?  How can you make strides to change, if your thoughts are largely negative and fearful?  Ask God to renew your mind every day.  That’s a really good place to start!

Surely You have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy of Your Presence.  For the king trusts in the Lord; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken.         Psalm 21:6-7

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  Psalm 23:6

The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.  Zephaniah 3:17

Because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”  So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.  What can man do to me?”  Hebrews 13:5b-6