"The average person thinks 1,500 unconscious words per minute and 80% of those words are negative. Pay attention to your thinking. What strolls through that brain of yours every day? What do you allow yourself to dwell on, feed on, to consume your mind?
What about your thoughts about you? Your thoughts about yourself come from the beliefs you hold on to. If you believe you don't measure up, are too fat, not smart enough, inadequate and on and on goes the list, then your thoughts about you will be negative. For many of us gals that is the case.
When our thoughts about us naturally gravitate towards the negative we must learn to speak the opposite. Our life is precious and goes so so fast. We only get one shot, one chance, and one go-round. What you believe about yourself has the ability to change everything. It does not matter how old you are or how much time you have wasted or how impossible you think it is to change. You can change--we all can. The power we possess is in the CHOICE we hold."
It is important to decide what voices we will listen to us and often times the voice that most needs silenced is our own. So here is a challenge. Take part of a day and be intentional about tuning into your thoughts. Write down every thought you have about yourself. I think you will find it shocking. Sometimes I am not very nice to me, (in my thinking).
When my children were little and I would hear them say something negative about themselves I would try to speak the truth about them to challenge what they were saying. The thing is, as we grow older we learn to not say things out loud that we say when we are little. Then we are left with our thoughts and no one to challenge the bad ones. I know it hurt my heart to hear my children say bad things about themselves and I know our heavenly Father feels the same way. After all, He is the one who created us to be uniquely who we are. Psalm 139 says we are "fearfully and wonderfully made" and goes on to say, "my soul know it very well".
Does your soul know it very well? Not sure mine always does. It is a negative drift that I am constantly tending to. Interrupting my natural tendency to think negatively about me and replacing it with the truth that He says about me. I don't know about you, but I do not want to waste anymore time focusing on me and getting stuck on my shortcomings. We all have them you know...... shortcomings.
Let me know what happens when you intentionally tune in to your thoughts. I would love to hear back from you.